This one is a historical fantasy set in 12th Century Japan. It has two intertwined stories, one of an aging princess, Harueme, and the other of the story the princess is writing about a cat that turns into a woman. There are a lot of parallels between the two stories and you get the sense that Harueme is writing as much as for herself as for anyone else. The writing is great. You really get a sense of the place and the characters. Very good and strongly recommended.