The City and Its Uncertain Walls: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
  • The City and Its Uncertain Walls: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
  • The City and Its Uncertain Walls: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
  • The City and Its Uncertain Walls: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
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The City and Its Uncertain Walls: Exclusive Edition (Hardback) The City and Its Uncertain Walls: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

The City and Its Uncertain Walls: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages
Published: 19/11/2024
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Waterstones Says

The celebrated author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84 returns with a characteristically inventive and playful novel that shifts the boundaries of time and space, as a town’s Dream Reader takes over from a ghost as a librarian in a Fukushima province.

Exclusive Edition with exclusive sprayed edges and endpapers

The breathtaking new novel about the boundaries between worlds and individuals, from the internationally bestselling author of 1Q84.

“Truth is not found in fixed stillness, but in ceaseless change/movement. Isn't this the quintessential core of what stories are all about?” – Haruki Murakami, from the afterword to The City and Its Uncertain Walls

The long-awaited new novel from Haruki Murakami, his first in six years, revisits a Town his readers will remember, a place where a Dream Reader reviews dreams and where our shadows become untethered from our selves. A love story, a quest, an ode to books and to the libraries that house them, and a parable for these strange post-pandemic times, The City and Its Uncertain Walls is a singular and towering achievement by one of modern literature’s most important writers.

A novel about the porous boundary between the real and shadow worlds. After losing his beloved as a teenager, the narrator finds his way to the Town, a mysterious place where he finds work as a Dream Reader in the library. Back in the real world as an adult he tries to recapture his time in the Town by taking a job as a librarian in a remote location in Fukushima province, where he takes over the job from a ghost.

When a boy, M, who visits the library every day, vanishes, the boundaries between spatial and temporal realities, and between individuals, seems to have been breached. A novel about the barriers, imaginary and real, that we put up between and within ourselves.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 2928377273989
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 240 x 156 x 40 mm

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