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The Cat and the City

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A BBC Radio 2 Book Club PickOne of the Independent's best June debuts'Ingenious ... touching, surprising and sometimes heartbreaking.' Guardian'If you're itching to read a new novel by David Mitchell ... try this.' The Times_______________In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways.But the city is changing. As it does, it pushes her to the margins where she chances upon a series of apparent strangers - from a homeless man squatting in an abandoned hotel, to a shut-in hermit afraid to leave his house, to a convenience store worker searching for love. The cat orbits Tokyo's denizens, drawing them ever closer.'Masterfully weaves together seemingly disparate threads to conjure up a vivid tapestry of Tokyo; its glory, its shame, its characters, and a calico cat.' David Peace, author of THE TOKYO TRILOGY

About the author

Nick Bradley is a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA who is currently completing a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing, focussing on the figure of the cat in Japanese literature.

Summary

A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick

'A love letter to Japan and its literature' Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

'Ingenious... Touching, surprising and sometimes heartbreaking' Guardian


'An ideal tonic for anyone craving far-flung adventure' Mail on Sunday

'If you're itching to read a new novel by David Mitchell...try this' The Times

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In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways.

But the city is changing. As it does, it pushes her to the margins where she chances upon a series of apparent strangers - from a homeless man squatting in an abandoned hotel, to a shut-in hermit afraid to leave his house, to a convenience store worker searching for love. The cat orbits Tokyo's denizens, drawing them ever closer.

'Masterfully weaves together seemingly disparate threads to conjure up a vivid tapestry of Tokyo; its glory, its shame, its characters, and a calico cat.' David Peace, author of THE TOKYO TRILOGY

One of the Independent's best debuts

Longlisted for the DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD, 2021

Foreword

'Nick Bradley's ingenious choreography of a constantly moving city, is touching, surprising and sometimes heartbreaking.' Guardian

Product details

Authors Nick Bradley
Publisher Atlantic Books
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.05.2021
 
EAN 9781786499912
ISBN 978-1-78649-991-2
Dimensions 130 mm x 200 mm x 21 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Japan, PETS / Cats / General, FICTION / Urban, HISTORY / Asia / Japan, FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical, Narrative theme: Sense of place, Cats as pets, Fiction: narrative themes, Urban communities, GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Video & Mobile, Graphic Novels: Manga

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