After Dark

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 8, 2007 - Fiction - 208 pages
140 Reviews
A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.

Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle international bestsellers, with a surprising infusion of heart, Murakami has produced one of his most enchanting fictions yet.


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User Review  - JeffV - LibraryThing

Takahashi and Mari meet in a Japanese Denny's. Why? Because it's late. Mari is a 19 year old student who really doesn't want to go home, Takahashi is a musician with connections to her catatonic ... Read full review

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User Review  - xuebi - LibraryThing

Murakami's lucid and clear style, aided by Jay Rubin's translation, draws the reader through a night in Tokyo spent in languid bars playing smooth jazz populated by affable men and enigmatic women ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
24
Section 3
30
Section 4
47
Section 5
51
Section 6
64
Section 7
76
Section 8
83
Section 10
101
Section 11
125
Section 12
134
Section 13
163
Section 14
167
Section 15
174
Section 16
183
Section 17
193

Section 9
86

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About the author (2007)

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many honors is the Yomiuri Literary Prize, whose previous recipients include Yukio Mishima, Kenzaburo Oe, and Kobo Abe.




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