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Killing Commendatore

by Haruki Murakami
£20.00   hardback  Vintage Publishing (Harvill Secker) (2018)

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84.
 
In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.
 
A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby – Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

ISBN 13: 9781787300194 | ISBN 10: 1787300196

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