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The Resource Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Label
Kafka on the shore
Title
Kafka on the shore
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Kafka on the Shore follows the fortunes of two remarkable characters. Kafka Tamura runs away from home at fifteen, under the shadow of his father's dark prophecy. The ageing Nakata, tracker of lost cats, who never recovered from a bizarre childhood affliction, finds his simple life suddenly turned upside down. Their parallel odysseys are enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerising dramas. Cats converse with people; fish tumble from the sky; a forest harbours soldiers apparently un-aged since WWII. There is a savage killing, but the identity of both victim and killer is a riddle."--Back cover
Member of
Summary
An unlikely alliance forms between Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old runaway, and the aging Nakata, a man who has never recovered from a wartime affliction, as they embark on a surreal odyssey through a strange, fantastical world
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • World Fantasy Award, 2006.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
130468
Cataloging source
NRYD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.635
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
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Gabriel, J. Philip
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True
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  • Japanese fiction
  • Novel
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Parent and child
  • Japanese fiction
  • Runaways
  • Relationships
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Umibe no Kafuka
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000028593067
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
505 p.
Isbn
9780099458326
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62026842
Label
Kafka on the shore, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Publication
Note
Translation of: Umibe no Kafuka
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000028593067
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
505 p.
Isbn
9780099458326
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)62026842

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