After Dark (Paperback)Haruki Murakami (author)
Reality bends all the more acutely with lack of sleep in this stunning novel from the master of the surreal.
Eyes mark the shape of the city
The midnight hour approaches in an almost-empty diner. Mari sips her coffee and reads a book, but soon her solitude is disturbed: a girl has been beaten up at the Alphaville hotel, and needs Mari's help.
Meanwhile Mari's beautiful sister Eri lies in a deep, heavy sleep that is 'too perfect, too pure' to be normal; it has lasted for two months. But tonight as the digital clock displays 00:00, a hint of life flickers across the television screen in her room, even though it's plug has been pulled out.
Strange nocturnal happenings, or a trick of the night?
'A captivating mood piece, delicate and wistful' Evening Standard
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
The novel could be an allegory of sleep, a phenomenology of time, or a cinematic metafiction. Whatever it is, its memory lingers * Guardian *
The narrative carries considerable literary weight with a rare grace * Spectator *
A captivating mood piece, delicate and wistful * Evening Standard *
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I read this book from cover to cover today. Having read 1Q84 books 1 to 3 and The wind up bird chronicles I am having a bit of a Murakami phase. This book did not diappoint - it had Murakami's usual surreal style... More
After Dark is a short novel that I would recommend to people who would like to know Murakami's world better: it is set in modern-day (or should I say night?) Japan but always borders on surreality. The story is... More
A stylish and eerie novel about a group of people whose lives merge over seemly chance meetings and occurrences during the course of one sleepless night. Murakami’s tender approach to character and atmosphere is at... More
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