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  • Published: 10 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9780857529138
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $32.99

The Goodbye Cat

The uplifting tale of wise cats and their humans by the global bestselling author of THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES

Seven uplifting tales of warm, wise and sarcastic cats set in modern Japan through the changing seasons.

The uplifting new cat novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Travelling Cat Chronicles

'Quirky and life-enhancing' THE TIMES Biggest Books of the Autumn 2023
Against changing seasons in Japan, seven cats weave their way through their owners' lives.

- A needy kitten rescued from the recycling bin teaches a new father how to parent his own human baby
- An elderly cat hatches a plan to pass into the next world as a spirit so that he and his owner may be together for ever
- A colony of wild cats on a holiday island shows a young boy not to stand in nature's way
- A family is perplexed by their cat's devotion to their charismatic but uncaring father
- A woman curses how her cat constantly visits her at night

Bursting with empathy and love, THE GOODBYE CAT explores the unstoppable cycle of life as we see how the steadiness and devotion of a well-loved cat never lets us down.

A huge bestseller in Japan, every page is a joyous celebration of cats and how we cannot resist sharing our lives with them.

'A book for every cat lover. An enchanting insight into the mysterious world of cats and their humans' CELIA HADDON, author of Being Your Cat

**Includes seven beautiful cat drawings**

- 'Wonderful! These cats are charming and truly come alive. The book is full of human - or rather, cat kindness' *****
- 'Irresistible. This is the first time since The Travelling Cat Chronicles that I cried my eyes out over a book' *****
- 'I'm glad I didn't read it outside because I couldn't stop crying. Truly life-enhancing' *****

  • Published: 10 October 2023
  • ISBN: 9780857529138
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Hiro Arikawa

HIRO ARIKAWA lives in Tokyo. A bestseller in Japan, THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES has become an unexpected international hit, and is due to be made into a live-action Japanese film.

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Praise for The Goodbye Cat

Arikawa’s writing is light and good-humored even when it deals with serious subjects like parenthood and death.

Asian Review of Books

Full of warmth, wit and feline wisdom, this is a delight for all animal fans. But for cat lovers it’ll be sheer purr-fection

Daily Express

Quirky and life-enhancing

THE TIMES, Biggest books for 2023