A gentle, quiet story with the voice of a previously stray cat who has a lot of charm and a little “catitude”…
This book is translated from Japanese and has been a best-seller in Japan. Satoru Miyawaki meets and rescues the cat he ultimately names “Nana” even though he is a male cat.
Nana the cat has a crooked black tail and a white body with a little black mark on his head. He is a stray and has been living on the street. He has taken up residence on the hood of Satoru’s van. We get to hear the POV from Nana which made this a quirky and inspirational little read. Cats are so mysterious and often quiet or with attitude. It was just fun to hear from this wise and loving little cat! He did steal my heart ❤
While reading I kept wondering why Satoru was trying to find his beloved Nana a new home, and I was worried for him. You’ll have to read it to find out the details. My heart did skip a few beats, but all is well.
I loved the story and the message. Cat lovers will especially enjoy!
Sometimes you have to leave behind everything you know to find the place you truly belong…
Nana the cat is on a road trip. He is not sure where he’s going or why, but it means that he gets to sit in the front seat of a silver van with his beloved owner, Satoru. Side by side, they cruise around Japan through the changing seasons, visiting Satoru’s old friends. He meets Yoshimine, the brusque and unsentimental farmer for whom cats are just ratters; Sugi and Chikako, the warm-hearted couple who run a pet-friendly B&B; and Kosuke, the mournful husband whose cat-loving wife has just left him. There’s even a very special dog who forces Nana to reassess his disdain for the canine species.
But what is the purpose of this road trip? And why is everyone so interested in Nana? Nana does not know and Satoru won’t say. But when Nana finally works it out, his small heart will break…