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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
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. 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 pleasantly simplified life suddenly turned upside down. Their parallel odysseys are enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerising dramas. Cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a ghostlike pimp deploys a Hegel-spouting girl of the night; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since WWII. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle
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
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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
DLC
Dewey number
895.635
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 2002 with the title Umibe no Kafuka by Shinchosa, Tokyo"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
505 pages
Isbn
9780099458326
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Publication
Note
"First published in 2002 with the title Umibe no Kafuka by Shinchosa, Tokyo"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
505 pages
Isbn
9780099458326
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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