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Killing Commendatore : Special Limited Edition - Only 100 Printed - Haruki Murakami Signed Copy

Killing Commendatore

Special Limited Edition - Only 100 Printed

Hardcover Published: 10th October 2018
ISBN: 9781787300668
Number Of Pages: 608

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This is a signed and numbered collector's edition of Killing Commendatore. Only 100 copies were produced worldwide and Booktopia only has just one available. Order now before it's gone.

Product Description

The ambitious major new novel from this internationally celebrated writer, on the scale of his bestselling 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.

"With phenomenal energy and verve… What makes [Murakami’s] voice so distinctive, and so captivating, is the mix of precise observation, clarity and deadpan humour… Murakami is a master storyteller and he knows how to keep us hooked." – Christina Patterson, Sunday Times

ISBN: 9781787300668
ISBN-10: 1787300668
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 10th October 2018
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.6

Haruki Murakami

About the Author

Legend has it that on a warm day in Spring 1974 while watching a baseball game Murakami-san had the inspiration to write his first novel, later called Hear the Wind sing.

It won him his first Literary award and is part of The Trilogy of the Rat together with Pinball 1973 and A Wild Sheep Chase .

His career as an writer took off fast and a steady flow of Novels, Short Stories, Articles and Documentaries followed.

The fact that he spent a good part of his life outside Japan, mainly in the US and southern Europe, is maybe the key factor of his growing worldwide success.

The stories and settings are familiar to Westerners and yet there is a distinctive Japanese touch.

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