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By Haruki Murakami

ISBN-10: 1846550483

ISBN-13: 9781846550485

A brief, modern novel of encounters set in Tokyo through the witching hours among middle of the night and sunrise, and each bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up chicken Chronicle and Kafka at the Shore.

At its middle are sisters—Eri, a manner version dozing her manner into oblivion, and Mari, a tender pupil quickly led from solitary studying at an nameless Denny’s towards humans whose lives are greatly alien to her personal: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met ahead of, a burly lady “love hotel” supervisor and her maid employees, and a chinese language prostitute savagely brutalized via a businessman. those “night people” are haunted via secrets and techniques and desires that draw them jointly extra powerfully than the differing conditions that will continue 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 enthralling drama to metaphysical hypothesis, interweaving time and area 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 seize of spirit and morality are the following distilled with a rare, harmonious mastery.

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The man driving it wears a full-face helmet. He leaves the engine running as though he wants to be ready to get out fast if he has to. He wears a tight-fitting black leather jacket and blue jeans. High-top basketball shoes. Thick gloves. The man takes off his helmet and sets it on the petrol tank. After a careful scan of his surroundings, he takes off one glove, pulls a cellphone from his pocket, and punches in a number. He is around thirty. Reddish dyed hair, ponytail. Broad forehead, sunken cheeks, sharp eyes.

The man driving it wears a full-face helmet. He leaves the engine running as though he wants to be ready to get out fast if he has to. He wears a tight-fitting black leather jacket and blue jeans. High-top basketball shoes. Thick gloves. The man takes off his helmet and sets it on the petrol tank. After a careful scan of his surroundings, he takes off one glove, pulls a cellphone from his pocket, and punches in a number. He is around thirty. Reddish dyed hair, ponytail. Broad forehead, sunken cheeks, sharp eyes.

Hai. " Kaoru hands her a white cordless phone. She presses the buttons and, speaking softly in Chinese, she makes a report to the person on the other end, who responds with an angry outburst. She gives a short answer and hangs up. With a grim expression, she hands the phone back to Kaoru. " (Someone is coming to pick me up. " Kaoru frowns. "Come to think of it, the hotel bill hasn't been paid, either. Usually the man pays, but this 44 1 2 : 2 5 A . M . particular son-of-a-bitch left without paying.

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