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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Chapter Summary & Analysis - Book 3 Chapter 6: Nutmeg and Cinnamon (Pgs. 377-386) Summary

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Book 3 Chapter 6: Nutmeg and Cinnamon (Pgs. 377-386) Summary

Toru decides to rename the cat Mackerel, since the cat is so fond of that type of fish. Toru Okada returns to Shinjuku station. The woman from the Akasaka office building appears. The woman chooses and pays for a new wardrobe for Toru. She instructs Toru to call her Nutmeg Akasaka and her son Cinnamon Akasaka.

Book 3 Chapter 6: Nutmeg and Cinnamon (Pgs. 377-386) Analysis

The cat's return gives Toru something to focus on besides himself. Renaming the cat is Toru's way of reclaiming some of the emotional ground he loses when Kumiko leaves him. Something of their life together, the cat now becomes part of Toru's new life as well. The cat now belongs only to him and he earns the right to give the cat another name to signify its importance. Realizing the injustice...

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