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Killing Commendatore

ISBN 
9781787300194
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R350.00
Published 
October 2018
About the book: 
The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 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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About the Author

Haruki Murakami is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His books include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, The Strange Library  and Wind/Pinball.  His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours are the Jerusalem Prize and Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

Photograph © Elena Seibert

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