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By Haruki Murakami

ISBN-10: 1846550483

ISBN-13: 9781846550485

A brief, smooth novel of encounters set in Tokyo throughout the witching hours among nighttime and sunrise, and each bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up chook Chronicle and Kafka at the Shore.

At its middle are sisters—Eri, a manner version drowsing her method into oblivion, and Mari, a tender pupil quickly led from solitary analyzing at an nameless Denny’s towards humans whose lives are appreciably alien to her personal: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met sooner than, a burly girl “love hotel” supervisor and her maid employees, and a chinese language prostitute savagely brutalized by way of a businessman. those “night people” are haunted by way of secrets and techniques and wishes that draw them jointly extra powerfully than the differing situations that would hold them aside, and it quickly turns into transparent that Eri’s slumber—mysteriously tied to the businessman stricken by the mark of his crime—will both repair or annihilate her.

After darkish
moves from enchanting drama to metaphysical hypothesis, interweaving time and house in addition to reminiscence and viewpoint right into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interaction among self-expression and empathy, among the facility of commentary and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, mental perception, and snatch of spirit and morality are right here distilled with a unprecedented, harmonious mastery.

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A brief, glossy novel of encounters set in Tokyo in the course of the witching hours among hour of darkness and sunrise, and each bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up chook Chronicle and Kafka at the Shore.

At its middle are sisters—Eri, a manner version sleeping her approach into oblivion, and Mari, a tender pupil quickly led from solitary interpreting at an nameless Denny’s towards humans whose lives are considerably alien to her personal: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met ahead of, a burly girl “love hotel” supervisor and her maid employees, and a chinese language prostitute savagely brutalized by means of a businessman. those “night people” are haunted by way of secrets and techniques and desires that draw them jointly extra powerfully than the differing conditions that may preserve them aside, and it quickly turns into transparent that Eri’s slumber—mysteriously tied to the businessman suffering from the mark of his crime—will both fix or annihilate her.

After darkish strikes from captivating drama to metaphysical hypothesis, interweaving time and house in addition to reminiscence and standpoint right into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interaction among self-expression and empathy, among the ability of statement and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, mental perception, and clutch of spirit and morality are right here distilled with a rare, harmonious mastery.

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Man, am I glad you were there," Kaoru says. " They descend the same stairway short cut they climbed on the way to the hotel. "Hey, let's stop off at a place I know—if you've got the time," Kaoru says. " "I could really use a nice cold beer. " "So have some juice or something. " T hey are seated at the counter of a small bar, the only customers. An old Ben Webster record is playing. " From the fifties. M. are lined up on a shelf. Kaoru is drinking draught beer from a tall, thin glass. In front of Mari sits a glass of Perrier with lime juice.

Now, that's not her real name. ’ ” "Sorry about that," says Korogi in the soft tones of the Kansai region around Osaka. " Korogi looks a few years older than Komugi. "Glad to meet you," says Mari. The room is windowless and stuffy and all but filled with the oversize bed and TV. Crouching on the floor in one corner is a naked woman in a bath towel. She hides her face in her hands and cries soundlessly. Bloodsoaked towels lie on the floor. The bedsheets are also bloody. A floor lamp lies where it was knocked down.

Her powerful appearance draws people's attention. " but the woman ignores her and casts anxious eyes around the restaurant. Spotting Mari, she takes long strides in her direction. When she arrives at Mari's table, she says nothing but immediately lowers herself into the seat across from Mari. For a woman so large, her movements are quick and efficient. " she asks. Mari, who has been concentrating on her book, looks up. Finding this large stranger sitting opposite her, she is startled. The woman pulls off her woollen hat.

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