THE PERFECT CURL-UP READ FOR CAT LOVERS
‘Bewitching… as self-possessed and comforting as – well, a cat’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
‘A book about kindness and love, and how the smallest things can provide happiness’ STYLIST
It’s not the journey that counts, but who’s at your side.
Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn’t know why and Satoru won’t say.
Set against the backdrop of Japan’s changing seasons and narrated with a rare gentleness and humour, Nana’s story explores the wonder and thrill of life’s unexpected detours. It is about the value of friendship and solitude, and knowing when to give and when to take.
At the heart of this book is a powerful message about the importance of kindness. It shows, above all, how acts of love, both great and small, can transform our lives.
What readers are saying:
‘Delightful, insightful, full of warmth with plenty of humour.’
‘Uplifting and heart wrenching in equal measure.’
‘It had me in floods of tears but filled me with hope too.’
Nana the cat is on a road trip. He is not sure where he’s going or why, but it means he gets to sit in the front seat of a silver van with his beloved owner, Satoru. Side by side they cruise around Japan through the changing seasons, visiting old friends. There’s the brusque farmer for whom cats are just ratters; the warm-hearted couple who run a pet-friendly B&B; the mournful husband whose cat-loving wife has just left him. And even a dog who forces Nana to reassess his disdain for the canine species. But what is the purpose of this road trip? And why is everyone so interested in Nana? Nana does not know and Satoru won’t say. But when Nana finally works it out, his small heart will break.
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