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Kafka on the Shore

Author: Murakami, Haruki

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Published on 6 October 2005 by Vintage Publishing (Vintage) in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 512 pages
131 x 198 x 33 | 356g

Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophesy.

The aging Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down.

As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghost-like pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since World War II. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle - one of many which combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece.

*Murakami's new book Novelist as a Vocation is available now*'Wonderful... Magical and outlandish' Daily Mail'Hypnotic, spellbinding' The Times'Cool, fluent and addictive' Daily Telegraph

Kafka on the Shore

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