After the Quake

After the Quake

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Book - 2002
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore , the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

Set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, the mesmerizing stories in After the Quake are as haunting as dreams and as potent as oracles.

An electronics salesman who has been deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic package-- and is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature. A man who views himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may be his human father. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction. The six stories in this collection come from the deep and mysterious place where the human meets the inhuman--and are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.
ISBN: 9780375713279
9780375413902
0375413901
0375713271
Branch Call Number: FICTION MUR

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Meeseeks Jun 20, 2017

Reread this book again recently. Such great short stories, hold up well after more than 20 years.

estbergt Feb 18, 2013

Mitchell read feb '13. Also audiobook

debwalker Aug 26, 2011

"Surreal, bizarre, yet grounded in very real tragedy, the stories in this collection take place in the months between the 1995 Kobe earthquake and the deadly poison gas attacks in the Tokyo subway the same year. These brief, meditative stories examine the transformative effects of natural disaster."
Stephan Lee
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bluehydrangea
Nov 29, 2010

earthquake related (the devastating Kobe earthquake) - avoid if you are not keen on anything earthquake related!

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