The Cat and The City by Nick Bradley (Hardback) – Our Review
This quirky little novel that will appeal to all lovers of Japan and Japanese based literature.
It begins with a tattooist in Tokyo who receives a most unusual commission from a young woman. The design she desires is his intriguing yet – a recreation of the city that will cover her entire back.
Despite her insistence on the city being uninhabited, the tattooist adds a small cat outside famous Shibuya station. However, when she returns for future sessions, to his astonishment he sees that the cat is wandering around the inked cityscape.
With a deft hand and a touch of magical realism Bradley takes us on a tour of Tokyo’s heart and the lives of it’s people though this little calico cat. We learn their hopes, their fears, the importance of relationships…it’s a uniquely beautiful little novel, perfect for our times.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books