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The cat and the city /

by Bradley, Nick,
Additional authors: Aruga, Mariko, / illustrator.
Published by : Atlantic Books, (London :) , 2020 Physical details: 291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. ISBN:9781786499882; 1786499886.
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Promoted book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Fiction BRA Issued 16/01/2023 070628
Total reserves: 0

Some illustrations in graphic novel format.

Tattoo -- Fallen Words -- Street Fighter II (Turbo) -- Sakura -- Detective Ishikawa: Case Notes 1 -- Chinese Characters -- Autumn Leaves -- Copy Cat -- Bakeneko -- Detective Ishikawa: Case Notes 2 -- Omatsuri -- Trophallaxis -- Hikikomori, Futoko & Neko -- Detective Ishikawa: Case Notes 3 -- Opening Ceremony -- Acknowledgements.

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. In a series of spellbinding, interlocking narratives - with styles ranging from manga to footnotes - Nick Bradley has hewn a novel of interplay and estrangement; of survival and self-destruction; of the desire to belong and the need to escape. Formally inventive and slyly political, The Cat and The City is a lithe thrill-ride through the less-glimpsed streets of Tokyo.

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