The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Large Print / Library Binding)
A cat and his master travel across Japan in an old silver van. As the narrative unfolds across changing landscapes and seasons, and the purpose of the trip is revealed, Arikawa gently works in themes of love, loss, kindness, and joy. This charming tale, told through the cat’s eyes, is a paean to the extraordinary power of a loyal friendship—even those that transcend species lines. Whimsical, poignant, and occasionally quite funny, it’s a book for anyone who’s ever enjoyed the love of a pet.
November 2018 Indie Next List
“The time comes when you’ve just had enough: enough bad news, enough hateful words, enough human suffering, enough gloom and doom. The perfect antidote for those times is The Travelling Cat Chronicles. This exquisitely sized book not only feels good in your hand, but its essence feels good in your brain. Satoru and his cat, Nana, travel miles and miles all over Japan looking for the perfect place for both of them. Both laughter and tears come with this book. It’ll make a cat lover out of even the most ardent resister! Treat yourself to a short reprieve from the world: read this book!”
— Nancy Simpson-Brice, Book Vault, Oskaloosa, IA
About the Author
Hiro Arikawa is a renowned author from Tokyo. Her novel The Travelling Cat Chronicles is a bestseller in Japan and is due to be published around the world.Philip Gabriel is a highly experienced translator from Japanese, and best known for his translation work with Haruki Murakami.