THE SENSATIONAL MILLION-COPY BESTSELLER- a tender, feelgood story of a journey around Japan with a streetcat. Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami.
HIRO ARIKAWA is the million-copy bestselling author of THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES. Her brand new homage to cats, THE GOODBYE CAT, brings together seven cats as they weave their way through their owners' lives. Featuring all the irresistible wit, wisdom and warmth that thousands of readers across the world love so much in her storytelling. THE GOODBYE CAT is published into multiple languages. Hiro Arikawa lives in the city of Takarazuka, Japan.
Anyone who has ever unashamedly loved an animal will read this book
with gratitude, for its understanding of an emotion that ennobles
us as human beings, whether we value it or not
Fleet, funny and tender... Arikawa clearly knows cats as well as any human can.
It has the warmth, painterly touch, and tenderness of a Studio Ghibli film - and it is a delight to read
Bewitching… as self-possessed and comforting as – well, a cat
The Travelling Cat Chronicles is delightful. Like a tender feline companion the uniqueness of this book is its subtle yet persistent charm that insinuates itself into your heart long after the encounter has ended.
A book about kindness and love, and about how the smallest things can provide happiness
Arikawa has a lightness of touch that elevates this to a tale about loyalty and friendship ... while speaking to our basic human need for companionship
Heart-wrenching but uplifting
The Travelling Cat Chronicles is why I read books. This beautiful story has everything. It's funny, heart-warming, heart-breaking and kind.
Prepare to have your heart strings tugged by this quirky tale . . . It's a deceptively gentle story that you won't need to be a cat lover to fall for.
Sweet, sad and lovely, this is a roadtrip novel with a difference
This is the book I am giving everyone . . . the book I am recommending to anyone buying something Japan-related or cat-related, and, quite possibly, the book I am placing in someone's hand when they ask me what my favourite book is. For a bookseller, that is the highest accolade a book can ever receive
A beautiful travelogue
*SYDNEY MORNING HERALD*
This story of a cat, a man, self-sacrifice and friendship will have you totally captivated ... An addictive tale of friendship and love.
i found myself sobbing ... unable, unwilling to let this joyful little book go
Stunningly beautiful. Tender, warm, sad and uplifting
*THE LAST WORD REVIEW*
I would urge people not to dismiss this as a 'cat book'; it is too much about human interaction and relationships to be so simply defined. A novel with wide appeal. I predict it will make a popular Christmas gift.
*READINGS, BOOK GUIDE, AUSTRALIA*
I'm not ashamed to say it had me at meow.
A book that stands out within the world of cat literature ... and it's a world worth exploring.
I found myself sobbing ... unable, unwilling, to let this little book go.
The Travelling Cat Chronicles is as much a loving tribute to Japan’s obsession with and reverence for cats as it is an endearing introduction for non-Japanese readers to the country’s ever-fascinating culture and deeply rooted traditions.
*SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE*
A book that speaks volumes about our need for connection - human, feline or otherwise.
*SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE*
This touching novel of a brave cat and his gentle, wise human will resonate with lovers of animal tales, quiet stories of friendship, and travelogues alike.
Gentle, soft-spoken, and full of wisdom
A delight to read
Prepare to have your heartstrings tugged by this quirky tale