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If Cats Disappeared From The World

If Cats Disappeared From The World

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2000s:  One man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

  • ISBN: B07BKZHB3Y
  • Translator: Eric Selland
  • Genre: Fiction, Translated Fictioin

What you need to know before your trail

Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week . . .

Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink. Genki Kawamura’s If Cats Disappeared from the World is a story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters in modern life.

Travel Guide

Cats and books in Japan

This is a book about the love of cats.

“Cats and humans have been partners for over ten thousand years. And what you realize when you’ve lived with a cat for a long time is that we may think we own them, but that’s not the way it is. They simply allow us the pleasure of their company.”

“I scooped the cat up and snuggled him against my chest for comfort. He was warm and soft, a smooth fluffy ball of fur in my arms. I’d cuddled up with the little guy countless times over the years without thinking much about it, but now, for the first time ever, it occurred to me that maybe this little act of comfort was what life was all about.”

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Cat Who Saved Books

Destination/Location: Japan    Author: Genki Kawamura   Departure: 2000s

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