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If cats disappeared from the world /

by Kawamura, Genki [author.]; Selland, Eric [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.Edition: First U.S. edition.Description: 168 pages ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9781250294050; 1250294053.Language note: Translated from the Japanese.Uniform titles: Sekai kara neko ga kietanara. English.Subject(s): Japanese fiction | Brain -- Cancer -- Patients -- Fiction | Death -- Fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Deals -- Fiction | Human-animal relationships -- Fiction | FICTION / Literary | FICTION / Magical Realism | FICTION / Animals | Japanese fiction | Humorous fiction | Fiction | Humorous fictionSummary: Our narrator's days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor's diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week ... Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself - and his beloved cat - to the brink -- Source other than Library of Congress.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p> The international phenomenon that has sold more than two million copies, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a heartwarming, funny, and profound meditation on the meaning of life. </p> <p>The young postman's days are numbered. Estranged from his family and 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 shows up to make him an offer: In exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, the postman will be granted one extra day of life. And so begins a very strange week that brings the young postman and his beloved cat to the brink of existence.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>This timeless tale from Genki Kawamura (producer of the Japanese blockbuster animated movie Your Name ) is a moving story of loss and reconciliation, and of one man's journey to discover what really matters most in life.</p>

Our narrator's days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor's diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week ... Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself - and his beloved cat - to the brink -- Source other than Library of Congress.

Translated from the Japanese.

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