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Kafka on the Shore

Murakami, Haruki, 1949- (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Kafka on the Shore


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Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom.

As their paths converge, and the reasons for that convergence become clear, Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.

Baker & Taylor
An unlikely alliance forms between Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old runaway, and the aging Nakata, a man who has never recovered from a wartime affliction, as they embark on a surreal odyssey through a strange, fantastical world.

Baker
& Taylor

The unlikely alliance between Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old runaway, and the aging Nakata, a man who has never recovered from a wartime affliction, brings dramatic changes to both characters as they embark on a surreal odyssey through a strange, sometimes violent, sometimes fantastical world. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

Authors: Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
Statement of Responsibility: Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Uniform Title: Umibe no Kafuka. English
Title: Kafka on the shore
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Vintage International,, 2006
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 467 p. ; 21 cm.
Sold by: Vintage International
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