If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura audiobook

If Cats Disappeared from the World: A Novel

By Genki Kawamura
Translated by Eric Selland
Read by Brian Nishii

4.83 Hours 03/12/2019 Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781250299505

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The international phenomenon that has sold over a million copies in Japan, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a funny, heartwarming, and profound meditation on the meaning of life. The postman’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the Devil appears to make him an offer: In exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, our narrator will get one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week… With each object that disappears the postman reflects on the life he’s lived, his joys and regrets, and the people he’s loved and lost. Genki Kawamura’s timeless tale is a moving story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters most in life. Praise for If Cats Disappeared from the World: "At first, If Cats Disappeared from the World feels as light and puzzling as a fairy tale, but then, steadily, chapter by chapter—using nothing more than conversation, memory, and a winning narrator's searching, sensitive thought experiments—it raises its cosmic stakes higher than any thriller. Like a padding cat or the shadow of death, Genki Kawamura's book snuck up on me; the next thing I knew, I was crying." — Robin Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and Sourdough

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Summary

Summary

The international phenomenon that has sold over a million copies in Japan, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a funny, heartwarming, and profound meditation on the meaning of life.

The postman’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage to keep him company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can tackle his bucket list, the Devil appears to make him an offer: In exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, our narrator will get one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week…

With each object that disappears the postman reflects on the life he’s lived, his joys and regrets, and the people he’s loved and lost.

Genki Kawamura’s timeless tale is a moving story of loss and reconciliation, of one man’s journey to discover what really matters most in life.

Praise for If Cats Disappeared from the World:

"At first, If Cats Disappeared from the World feels as light and puzzling as a fairy tale, but then, steadily, chapter by chapter—using nothing more than conversation, memory, and a winning narrator's searching, sensitive thought experiments—it raises its cosmic stakes higher than any thriller. Like a padding cat or the shadow of death, Genki Kawamura's book snuck up on me; the next thing I knew, I was crying." — Robin Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore and Sourdough

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A poignant, affecting story about facing up to one’s mortality, taking responsibility for one’s choices, and deciding what truly holds value.” Herald (Glasgow)

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Author

Author Bio: Genki Kawamura

Author Bio: Genki Kawamura Genki Kawamura is a highly successful Japanese film producer with over twenty producer credits on films and anime. He was a member of The Hollywood Reporter's Next Gen Asia class of 2010 and his films have been chosen as Japan’s foreign-language Oscar entry and have won awards at the Montreal International Film Festival. Kawamura has written several works of fiction, essays, and interviews, all of which have been met with critical and commercial success.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 4.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English