After Dark

Front Cover
Vintage International, 2008 - Fiction - 244 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.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
28
4 stars
48
3 stars
24
2 stars
13
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

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

LibraryThing Review

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

All 24 reviews »

Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
20
Section 3
28
Section 4
49
Section 5
60
Section 6
65
Section 7
66
Section 8
82
Section 16
131
Section 17
141
Section 18
142
Section 19
160
Section 20
172
Section 21
174
Section 22
183
Section 23
189

Section 9
93
Section 10
96
Section 11
97
Section 12
104
Section 13
106
Section 14
129
Section 15
130
Section 24
209
Section 25
213
Section 26
223
Section 27
234
Section 28
239
Section 29
242
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

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.

Bibliographic information