Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Kafka on the Shore Paperback Jan 3 2006

By Haruki Murakami
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Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. 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. Their parallel odysseys are enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerising dramas. Cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghostlike pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since WWII. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle. Murakami's novel is at once a classic quest, but it is also a bold exploration of mythic and contemporary taboos, of patricide, of mother-love, of sister-love. Above all it is a bewitching and wildly inventive novel from a master stylist.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Publication date
Jan 3 2006
Language
English
ISBN-13
9781400079278
ISBN-10
1400079276
Weight
354g
Dimensions
137.0mm by 204.0mm

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