Jayne Joso Soothing Music for Stray Cats

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Soothing Music for Stray Cats

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This contemporary rights of passage novel is a calm, cool, and well controlled debut flooded with warmth and humanity.

Mark's best friend, Jim, has just jumped from the window on the twentieth floor. In his quest to understand what was going through Jim's mind, Mark heads for London; dreams of songwriting, and the rhythms of better living drumming gently in his mind.

As his adventure unfolds Mark drifts through a familiar yet sometimes alienating cityscape using music and literature to help make sense of things, and making the most amazing friendships on the way.


'... a generous and engaging novel which embraces the extremes of human experience so thoughtfully and yet so lightly.' Emma Rae, Planet Magazine, Issue 195.

finalist for the People's Book Prize 2009/2010

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About the Author:

Jayne Joso, has lived and worked in both Japan and China and now lives in London.
She is passionate about architecture, and her writing includes contributing to the UK's Architecture Today magazine and ghost writing for other publications. She also enjoys writing about Japanese arts and culture. Her first children's book was published by Benesse in Japan; and her first play, commissioned in celebration of China's Children's Day, enjoyed a long theatre run and was later televised. 'Soothing Music for Stray Cats' is her first novel, and her second novel, 'Perfect Architect' is due to be published in 2011.

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He'd left no note, not that anyone had found, but if I thought for long enough would I be able to imagine what he was feeling? Part of me wanted to know what was going through that head of his, and part of me, I guess the bigger part, was scared of that. Total coward at heart.--But how long had he been fighting it, how long had he wanted to do it? And the final decision, was that taken in that one last moment? And was there... one last moment... a snap of time when things could have been changed?

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