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

Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

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.
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130468
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL856.U673
LC item number
U4813 2005eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gabriel, Philip
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=655654
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn232242470
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (436 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400044818
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00173626
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F38C843D-7DF2-41A8-B8B4-A4EBCF3E070F
System control number
(OCoLC)232242470
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=655654
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn232242470
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (436 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400044818
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00173626
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F38C843D-7DF2-41A8-B8B4-A4EBCF3E070F
System control number
(OCoLC)232242470
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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