Kafka on the shore

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In Kafka on the Shore, Murakami, Japan's leading literary novelist continues his remarkable combination of profound insight into humankind with a totally credible touch of the fantastical ? '...like an Indiana Jones movie or something.' The teenager Kafka Tamura runs away from home to the island of Shikoku, where he spends his time at a private library. Concurrently, Satoru Nakata, a finder of lost cats, goes on an odyssey across Japan in search of an ?entrance stone.' Gradually, these parallel stories interweave in an engaging and moving novel.
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Full title kafka on the shore
Author murakami haruki
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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.

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title_display Kafka on the shore
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