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Killing Commendatore (Hardback)
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Hardback 704 Pages / Published: 09/10/2018
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Waterstones Says

A masterwork response to The Great Gatsby and a multi-layered epic of human lives criss-crossed love, desire and loss.

The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84 and Norwegian Wood.

In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada.

When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances.

To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist's home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.

A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art - as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby - Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787300194
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 1171 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 45 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A beguiling novel … Murakami is eminently good company, that most precious of qualities we look for in an author.’ - The Guardian

'Murakami's 'Land of Metaphor' remains a country where wonders never cease.' - The Financial Times

'...will only burnish his reputation as the living novelist who best combines literary excellence and commercial popularity.' - The Telegraph

'One of the most influential novelists of his generation.' - The Observer

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“A midget, an artist and a little girl beyond the years....”

An artist after a divorce retreats to a former master-painter’s secluded cabin deep in the countryside of rural Japan where after discovering a life changing painting sets a cascade of supernatural and surreal events... More

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“Murakami’s best book yet!”

I finished Killing Commendatore two weeks ago and I’m still numb.
Murakami’s tale of an artist who suddenly finds himself living in the house of the acclaimed painter Tomohiko Amada after the separation from his wife.... More

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“Brilliant”

Murakami always writes excellent literature, often challenging but never dull, 'Killing Commendatore' is for me his best work yet, he weaves a gripping story around a background of fine art and opera and a... More

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