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ISBN: 1400079276 / ISBN-13: 9781400079278

Kafka on the Shore

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"A stunning work of art that bears no comparisons" the New York Observer wrote of Haruki Murakami's masterpiece, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. In its ... Show synopsis

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  • Kafka on the Shore (Vintage Books USA) – Trade paperback (2006)
    by Haruki Murakami

    Kafka on the Shore

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books USA
    2006
    English
    467 pages

    ISBN: 1400079276
    ISBN-13: 9781400079278

    Kafka Tamura runs away from home to escape his father's oedipal prophecy and to find his long-lost mother and sister. As Kafka flees, so too does Nakata, an elderly simpleton whose quiet life has been upset by a gruesome murder. High school & older.

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Reviews of Kafka on the Shore

Overall customer rating: 4.750
screwdskull

Great literature!

by screwdskull on Mar 7, 2008

This is the best book I've read in along time. Such a great use of words and the story could only come from Murakami. You can never tell what's around the corner, although nothing is really all that clarified, I found myself getting increasingly more interested as the chapters jumped from character ... More

greebs

Utterly brilliant

by greebs on Mar 23, 2007

The story takes place in Japan, where a boy, who calls himself Kafka, runs away from home. We learn this is to try to escape living out a horrific Oedipal curse his father has told him he has. Simultaneously, it is the story of an older man, horribly damaged as a schoolboy in an unexplained incident ... More

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