Kafka On The Shore

ISBN9780307275264
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedJuly 22, 2005
Pages489
AuthorHaruki Murakami
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height6.9 in.
Width4.2 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Kafka On The Shore

Haruki Murakami

MASS MARKET

July 22, 2005

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.

Buy Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines. 

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Haruki Murakami

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ISBN9780307275264
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedJuly 22, 2005
Pages489
AuthorHaruki Murakami
FormatMASS MARKET
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height6.9 in.
Width4.2 in.
Depth1.1 in.

Synopsis

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.

Buy Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines. 

Editorial Reviews

“An insistently metaphysical mind-bender.”

– The New Yorker

“If he has not achieved that status already, Haruki Murakami is on course to becoming the most widely read Japanese writer outside Japan, past or present.”

– The New York Times

"Occasionally, the writing drifts too far into metaphysical musings—mind-bending talk of parallel worlds, events occurring outside of time—and things swirl a bit at the end as the author tries, perhaps too hard, to make sense of things. But by this point, his readers, like his characters, will go just about anywhere Murakami wants them to, whether they 'get' it or not."

– Publishers Weekly