The Guest Cat
by Takashi Hiraide
"a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living."
A couple in their 30's are befriended by a cat who comes and goes from their cottage. As their relationship with the cat develops they find their lives brightened and changed in unexpected ways.
To be announced!
Are all of the books going to be sad?
No! Not every book will be about dying dogs, cats, and horses. We also don't like to be sad all the time!
Well then what are the books about?
We've chosen books that cover a wide range of genres, time periods, and subjects. All of the books relate to the themes that Dead Pet Girls explores in all of our work: the role of pets in our lives, kitschiness, understanding grief and death, pets and aesthetics, pets and identity, pets in culture, and so on. We're really excited about the variety of stories we've already found!
How do I join?
Via our group on Bookclubs, which you can join with this link. They have a great, free mobile app, or you keep track of us on the website. Our Bookclub group is where we will post updates, polls, links to meetings, and create a lovely book club community.
Can I suggest a book?
Of course! There is a tab for suggestions in our Bookclub group.
Is it for girls only?
No! As with everything Dead Pet Girls, our content and community are for everyone of all genders who wants to explore the world of pet mourning! The name comes from Steff and Cat being Dead Pet Girls, not from anyone else's identity (though we welcome anyone to consider themselves a Dead Pet Girl alongside us!).