Looking for a cozy, thought-provoking read for those winter nights? Come discuss our latest title for our Japan Book Club, presented in conjunction with the JET Alumni Association of Quebec and Atlantic Canada
. For this edition, we will be discussing The Travelling Cat Chronicles, by Hiro Arikawa.
An instant and international bestseller, The Travelling Cat Chronicles has charmed readers around the world. With simple yet descriptive prose, this novel gives voice to Nana the cat and his owner, Satoru, as they take to the road on a journey with no other purpose than to visit three of Satoru’s longtime friends. Or so Nana is led to believe…
With his crooked tail – a sign of good fortune – and adventurous spirit, Nana is the perfect companion for the man who took him in as a stray. As they travel in a silver van across Japan, with its ever-changing scenery and seasons, they will learn the true meaning of courage and gratitude, of loyalty and love.
Come for a fascinating discussion of a heart-warming piece of recent Japanese fiction, and enjoy some snacks and refreshments!