After Dark

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

In After Dark—a gripping novel of late night encounters—Murakami’s trademark humor and psychological insight are distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery.

Nineteen-year-old Mari is waiting out the night in an anonymous Denny’s when she meets a young man who insists he knows her older sister, thus setting her on an odyssey through the sleeping city. In the space of a single night, the lives of a diverse cast of Tokyo residents—models, prostitutes, mobsters, and musicians—collide in a world suspended between fantasy and reality. Utterly enchanting and infused with surrealism, After Dark is a thrilling account of the magical hours separating midnight from dawn.

 

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User Review  - Jinjer - LibraryThing

Takes place in the course of one night. I usually like books with no action and characters that just talk. This one started off good. I even laughed out loud when the 19-yo who was trying to read her ... Read full review

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User Review  - SGTCat - LibraryThing

Interesting. This felt a lot more cohesive and polished than some of the other stuff I've read by Murakami. I wish I could learn more about the characters, but it was interesting to have this fleeting ... 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
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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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