The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa is a recently published novel which has been translated from Japanese. The novel is written in the first-person. What makes it unique is that a cat named Nana is the narrator.
Satoru is the man who befriended Nana, a stray male cat who regularly rested on the hood of Satoru’s van. Satoru is dying and this sad story is about his attempt to locate a loving home for his beloved pet.
I had no inkling this was going to be a novel about life and death. I love cats and decided to read the novel based solely on that. I was surprised and almost stopped reading the book when I realized where it was headed. In the end however, I found merit in the story and appreciated its clever perspective. It made me wonder what story my cats would tell about my life! It is sad, but I recommend it.