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.
Across two parallel narratives, Murakami draws readers into a mind-bending universe in which Lauren Bacall, Bob Dylan, a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters collide to dazzling effect.
Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone.
Hear the Wind Sing is the first book in the "Trilogy of the Rat," a series of independent novels that include Pinball, 1973 and A Wild Sheep Chase, followed by the epilogue Dance Dance Dance.
In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result. two remarkable short novels—Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973—that launched the career of one of the most acclaimed authors of our time.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.
K is madly in love with his best friend, Sumire, but her devotion to a writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments.
Hajime has arrived at middle age with a loving family and an enviable career, yet he feels incomplete.
In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat—and then for his wife as well—in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface.
The twenty-four stories that make up Blind Willow, Sleeping
Woman generously express the incomparable Haruki
Murakami’s mastery of the form.
Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for.