After Dark

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 8, 2007 - Fiction - 208 pages
145 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  - JosephCamilleri - LibraryThing

After dark, the city is a different woman. She sheds off her daytime clothes, emerging uninhibited, transformed. For the dark hours court extremes. The night’s shadows hide the darkest of crimes but ... Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

A dreamlike book, written extremely visually, almost like a screenplay, and of an equivalent length. (short) Taking place over the course of one night in Tokyo, it follows a young woman, Mari, who has ... 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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