Paperback The cat who saved books / Sosuke Natsukawa ; translated by Louise Heal Kawai.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : Picador,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781529081480 (pbk.) :
Translated from the Japanese.
This translation originally published: 2021.
Bookish high school student Rintaro Natsuki is about to close the secondhand bookshop he inherited from his beloved grandfather. Then, a talking cat named Tiger appears with an unusual request. The cat needs Rintaro's help to save books that have been imprisoned, destroyed and unloved. Their mission sends this odd couple on an amazing journey, where they enter different labyrinths to set books free. Through their travels, Tiger and Rintaro meet a man who locks up his books, an unwitting book torturer who cuts the pages of books into snippets to help people speed read, and a publisher who only wants to sell books like disposable products. Then, finally, there is a mission that Rintaro must complete alone.
219 pages ; 20 cm