The postman's days are numbered. Estranged from his family, with only his cat Cabbage to keep him company, he never expected the diagnosis that he only has months to live. But before he can even think on his next move, the devil appears to make him an offer: he will get one extra day of life in exchange for each thing he allows to disappear from the world. And so begins a very bizarre week. With each object that disappears, the postman reflects on the life he's lived, his joys and regrets, and the people he's loved and lost. A moving allegory of loss and reconciliation, Genki Kawamura's slim novel was a huge hit in Japan, translated here by poet Eric Selland.
"Brian Nishii narrates this imaginative tale set in Japan about the complexities of death, life, and cats…. A brief, charming parable."—AudioFile