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Kafka On The Shore

Kafka On The Shore

  • Author: Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel
  • Publisher: ‎Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780099494096
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Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophecy. The ageing 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-loke pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently unaged since World War 2. There is a savage killing, but the identities of both victim and killer are a riddle - one of many that combine to create an elegant and dreamlike masterpiece. 

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fantasy / fiction / Haruki Murakami / international / japanese / magic realism / Philip Gabirel / translation /