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Killing Commendatore

ISBN 
9781786142955
Format 
Audio
Recommended Price 
R595.00
Published 
November 2019
About the book: 
The ambitious major new novel from this internationally celebrated writer, on the scale of his bestselling 1Q84
 
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.
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