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Kafka on the shore

Author: Haruki Murakami; Philip Gabriel
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This magnificent new novel has a similarly extraordinary scope and the same capacity to amaze, entertain, and bewitch the reader. A tour de force of metaphysical reality, it 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Haruki Murakami; Philip Gabriel
ISBN: 0099458322 9780099458326
OCLC Number: 62026842
Language Note: Translated from Japanese.
Notes: "Originally published in Japan in two volumes as Umibe no Kafuka by Shinchosha, Tokya, in 2002."
Originally published in Great Britain: Harvill Press, 2005.
Description: 505 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Umibe no Kafuka.
Responsibility: Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.

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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  Read more...

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