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The Resource Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel, (electronic resource)

Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel, (electronic resource)

Label
Kafka on the shore
Title
Kafka on the shore
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
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 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. Their odyssey, as mysterious to them as it is to us, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish (and worse) fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle-yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own
Member of
Summary
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • World Fantasy Award, 2006.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130468
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A8B50A2F-F2C0-4CF7-9F4F-80BB2272042A
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn232242470
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (436 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400044818
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A8B50A2F-F2C0-4CF7-9F4F-80BB2272042A
System control number
(OCoLC)232242470
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A8B50A2F-F2C0-4CF7-9F4F-80BB2272042A
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn232242470
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (436 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400044818
Isbn Type
(electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A8B50A2F-F2C0-4CF7-9F4F-80BB2272042A
System control number
(OCoLC)232242470

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