Barn Cat (Paperback)
Gemma Open Door, 9781936846405, 86pp.
Publication Date: May 3, 2013
"Kyoko Mori is one of the world's most inimitable writers."
―Howard Norman, The Bird Artist and What is Left the Daughter
A young girl leaves Tokyo with her mother in 1979, carrying her pink suitcase to a new home, a new father and sister, on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Thirty-three years later, her mother's belongings are found packed into boxes, her furniture draped in white sheets. Without so much as a note, a mother leaves these grown sisters to figure out where she has gone.
What happens when people lose their way home? Like a little barn cat, they grab onto a second family... and start again.