"Considering all I've sacrificed, is it too much to ask for one little cat in return?"Shinako has been ousted from her marriage by her husband Shozo and his younger lover Fukuko. She's lost her home, status and respectability, but the only thing she longs for is Lily, the elegant tortoiseshell cat she shared with her husband. As Shinako pleads for Lily's return, Shozo's reluctance to part with the cat reveals his true affections, and the lengths he'll go to hold onto the one he loves most. A small masterpiece, A Cat, a Man, and Two Women is a study of Japanese society and manners, and an oddball comedy about a love triangle in which the only real rival is feline.
Junichiro Tanizaki (1886-1965) is the author of The Makioka Sisters, Some Prefer Nettles and In Praise of Shadows, and is widely considered to be the greatest Japanese writer of the twentieth century.