內容簡介 東京，世界的最大城市之一，一隻浪浪貓在後巷中穿梭。她的每次周遊總會撥動城市中人看似各自迥異的生活，以出乎意料的方式連結他們。城市正在改變，將她推向邊緣。她接連遇到易認的異鄉人：蹲在廢棄旅館前的街友、害怕踏出家門的宅男、尋找愛情的超商店員...浪浪貓繞著東京居民巡行，拉近人們的距離。作者以環環相扣的短篇故事串成小說。In Tokyo, one of the world's largest megacities, a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. With each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways. But the city is changing. As it does, it pushes her to the margins where she chances upon a series of apparent strangers, from a homeless man squatting in an abandoned hotel, to a shut-in hermit afraid to leave his house, to a convenience store worker searching for love. The cat orbits Tokyo's denizens, drawing them ever closer. In a series of spellbinding, interlocking narratives, with styles ranging from manga to footnotes, Nick Bradley has hewn a novel of interplay and estrangement; of survival and self-destruction; of the desire to belong and the need to escape. Formally inventive and slyly political, The Cat and The City is a lithe thrill-ride through the less-glimpsed streets of Tokyo.
作者介紹 Nick Bradley Nick Bradley is a graduate of the UEA Creative Writing MA who is currently completing a PhD in Creative & Critical Writing, focussing on the figure of the cat in Japanese literature.