Barn Cat (Paperback)

By Kyoko Mori

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.

About the Author

Kyoko Mori's award-winning first novel, Shizuko's Daughter, was hailed by The New York Times as "a jewel of a book, one of those rarities that shine out only a few times in a generation." Her many critically acclaimed books include Polite Lies, The Dream of Water, Yarn and the novels, Stone Field, True Arrow and One Bird. Kyoko Mori teaches at George Mason University and lives in Washington, D.C.