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.
I loved how interesting this book was, it is a collection of short stories that are brought to life with nature and cats. I love the uniqueness of the book, each story is about the character and the nature and is captured in the title of each story. They are nice easy stories and it is a great pick me up read. I liked the fact it is all set around Tokyo, a place I have never been to but heard so much about. Also there is a part that talks about a game called Street fighter which I remember playing as a child. You don’t have to have heard or played the game but it would help to be knowledgeable. I really liked this read and cats included was the icing on the cake for me.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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