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If Cats Disappeared From The World
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A million-copy bestseller, a poignant and thought-provoking Japanese tale that asks what it really is that makes life worth living.

About the Author

Genki Kawamura is a bestseller author of three novels (Million Dollar Man, April Come She Will), three children's picture books (Tinny & The Balloon, MOOM, Monster Patisserie), one collection of fictional film project pitches, and two collections of interviews. If Cats Disappeared from the World is his first book of fiction and has sold 1.7 million copies to date in Japan, with publishing deals in 15 countries. His second novel Million Dollar Man has sold 760 thousand copies. He occasionally produces, directs and writes movies, and is a showrunner as well.

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A warm, quirky novel on life, love, family estrangement and what remains when we are gone with a surprising emotional charge. * Observer *
If you're a fan of The Guest Cat (or even just cats generally), you'll love this. * Sunday Times #StyleReads *
This brief existential enquiry into life's priorities is gently charming. * The Skinny *
A moral tale. * The Express *
A poignant, affecting story about facing up to one's mortality, taking responsibility for one's choices and deciding what truly holds value. * The Herald *
Reminiscent of Johnathan Livingston Seagull, this was a quick read - it only took me a few hours - but it will stay with you long after you finish it. * My Weekly *

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