Kafka on the Shore Novel by Haruki Murakami

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the  New York Times  bestselling author of  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle  and one of the world’s greatest storytellers comes "an insistently metaphysical mind-bender” ( The New Yorker ) about a teenager on the run and an aging simpleton.

Here we meet 15-year-old runaway Kafka Tamura and the elderly Nakata, who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a truly remarkable journey.

“As powerful as   The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle .... Reading Murakami ... is a striking experience in consciousness expansion.”   —The Chicago Tribune