She and her Cat

She and her Cat

for fans of Travelling Cat Chronicles and Convenience Store Woman


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For fans of THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES and translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, translator of CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, a tender and mesmerizing story about kindness, community and the wonder of life

On the outskirts of Tokyo, in a neighbourhood crossed by a commuter railway, local cats weave their way through the lives and homes of their owners as they navigate difficult times.

A cat named Chobi sends silent messages of courage to a young woman, willing her to end a faltering relationship; a gifted artist fatally misunderstands her boss's enthusiasm for her paintings; a manga fan shuts herself away after the death of her friend, while her cat Cookie hatches a plan to persuade her outside; a woman who has dedicated her life to a distant husband learns a lesson in independence from her cat.

Against the urban backdrop of humming trains and private woes, SHE AND HER CAT explores the gentle magic of the everyday. Populated by both the friendly and the feral, it reveals - with heartstopping clarity and warmth - how even in our darkest moments, community and connection may lead us to a happier place.

© Makoto Shinkai & Naruki Nagakawa 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

About the authors

Makoto Shinkai

MAKOTO SHINKAI is the hugely popular and multi award-winning manga artist and anime filmmaker of YOUR NAME. His debut work SHE AND HER CAT was a bestseller in Japan. It is inspired by his highly praised mini anime and will be published in fourteen languages. GINNY TIPLEY TAKEMORI is the award-winning translator of CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN and other acclaimed Japanese fiction. She lives in rural Japan.
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Naruki Nagakawa

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