The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Told in alternating points of view from Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, we join with our duo at the beginning of their relationship and continue with them on a quest: a road trip across Japan.  As they travel together they learn what it means to love, to learn, and to be brave.  

Deftly and delicately translated by Philip Gabriel best known for his translations of Haruki Murakami and Kenzaborō Ōe, the story has a dream-like quality.  If you've ever loved an animal, this sweet, melancholy, cleverly funny book is for you. 

— Kelly

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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432858698
ISBN-10: 1432858696
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: November 7th, 2018
Pages: 340
Language: English