Review: The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide

The Guest Cat is a short and deceptively simple tale of a married couple whose lives are changed when a neighbours cat begins to visit. The couple are in their thirties, their marriage has grown somewhat dull, but the presence of Chibi, a somewhat spirited feline, brightens their lives. The story itself is set in Japan in the late 1980s.

This one has as little or as much meaning to it as the individual cares to add, but anyone who has owned a cat will be able to see something beautifully familiar in Chibi.



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