The cat and the city

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Aruga, Mariko, illustrator.
London : Atlantic Books, 2020.
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London : Atlantic Books, 2020.
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291 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Bradley, N., & Aruga, M. (2020). The cat and the city . Atlantic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bradley, Nick and Mariko, Aruga. 2020. The Cat and the City. Atlantic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Bradley, Nick and Mariko, Aruga. The Cat and the City Atlantic Books, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Bradley, Nick,, and Mariko Aruga. The Cat and the City Atlantic Books, 2020.

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