LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Kafka on the Shore

by Haruki Murakami

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on Kafka on the Shore

Trailed as his most important book for 10 years follows the mysteriously intertwined lives of Kafka Tamura a 15 year old runaway and Nakata a tracker of lost cats

LoveReading

Kafka on the Shore Synopsis

A tour-de-force of metaphysical reality, Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters. At fifteen, Kafka Tamura runs away from home, either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister. And the aging Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction, finds his highly simplified life suddenly upset. Their odyssey, as mysterious to us as it is to them, is enriched throughout by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events. Cats and people carry on conversations, a ghostlike pimp employs a Hegel-quoting prostitute, a forest harbors soldiers apparently unaged since World War II, and rainstorms of fish fall from the sky. There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle. Yet this, like everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own.
Win a Copy of The Wild Wind by Sheena Kalayil!

Win a Copy of The Wild Wind by Sheena Kalayil!

Closing date: 04/07/2019

"The Wild Wind looks at the presence of memories that bruise, that affect, that create our future selves, it is wonderfully readable and gently provocative too." Liz Robinson, Expert Reviewer We have three copies of The Wild Wind by Sheena Kalayil to give away! Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. The draw closes on 4th July 2019. The winners will be notified as soon as possible.

Enter Now

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Overstory
The End of Time
Ghost Wall
My Name Is Monster

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780099458326
Publication date: 06/10/2005
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781843431107
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Publisher: Harvill
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843431107
Publication date: 6th January 2005
Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Harvill
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories:

About Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949. Following the publication of his first novel in Japanese in 1979, he sold the jazz bar he ran with his wife and became a full-time writer. It was with the publication of Norwegian Wood - which has to date sold more than 4 million copies in Japan alone - that the author was truly catapulted into the limelight. Known for his surrealistic world of mysterious (and often disappearing) women, cats, earlobes, wells, Western culture, music and quirky first-person narratives, he is now Japan’s best-known novelist abroad. Nine novels, three short story collections and ...

More About Haruki Murakami

More Books By Haruki Murakami

Cover for Men Without Women Stories by Haruki Murakami
Cover for Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Cover for The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
View All Books By Haruki Murakami

Share this book