Author(s): Haruki Murakami
Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami
Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world's great storytellers at the peak of his powers.
Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author 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, in what is a truly remarkable journey.
Cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky... A bewitching and wildly inventive novel from a master stylist
A Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller in 2005
'Wonderful... Magical and outlandish.' --Daily Mail
'A magnificently bewildering achievement... Brilliantly conceived, bold in its surreal scope, sexy and driven by a snappy plot... Exuberant storytelling.' --Independent on Sunday
'Cool, fluent and addictive.' --Daily Telegraph
'Hypnotic, spellbinding.' --The Times
'Addictive... Exhilarating... A pleasure.' --Evening Standard
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.