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Killing commendatore : a novel / Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen.

Murakami, Haruki, 1949- (author.). Gabriel, Philip, 1953- (translator.). Goossen, Ted, (translator.).

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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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 previously unseen 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library FIC MURAKAMI (Text) 33892100564716 Adult Fiction Book None 10/09/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525520047
  • ISBN: 052552004X
  • ISBN: 9780525435761
  • ISBN: 052543576X
  • Physical Description: 681 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First United States Edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Knopf, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Japan as KISHIDANCHO-GOROSHI DAI-ICHI-BU ARAWARERU IDEA HEN and KISHIDANCHO-GOROSHI DAI-NI-BU UTSUROU METAFUA HEN by SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2017" -- Verso title page.
Summary, etc.:
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 previously unseen 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.
Language Note:
A single volume version of two books translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Portrait painters > Fiction.
Painting, Japanese > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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