Killing Commendatore (Hardback)Haruki Murakami (author)
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A masterwork response to The Great Gatsby and a multi-layered epic of human lives criss-crossed love, desire and loss.
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
Number of pages: 704
Weight: 1171 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 45 mm
'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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