Kafka on the Shore
  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Release Date : 18 January 2005
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 13 : 9781400044818
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Book excerpt: 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.

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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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 ...

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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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. As their parallel odysseys unravel, cats converse with people; fish ...

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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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....

Kafka on the Shore

Kafka on the Shore

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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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....

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Genre : Fiction
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