By Haruki Murakami
A graceful, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo throughout the spooky hours among dead night and sunrise, by means of an across the world well known literary phenomenon.
Murakami's trademark humor, mental perception, and seize of spirit and morality are right here distilled with a rare, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka at the Shore and The Wind-up chicken Chronicle overseas bestsellers, with a shocking infusion of middle, Murakami has produced certainly one of his so much spell binding fictions but.
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I can't imagine why. M. shouldn't be that hard to get crispy toast, don't you think? So, why can't they do it? " Mari doesn't take him up on this. "But anyhow, your sister was a real beauty," the young man says, as if talking to himself. Mari looks up. " "Why do I�? I mean, I'm talking about something that happened a long time ago, so I used the past tense, that's all. " "Well, that's just dandy. But, to tell you the truth, I don't know Eri Asai all that well. We were in the same class for a year in high school, but I hardly said two words to her.
The two are obviously accustomed to working together. Their movements are smooth and economical. Mari goes on kneeling in the corner, speaking to the woman, who seems to have calmed down somewhat at the sound of the familiar language. Haltingly, she explains the situation to Mari in Chinese. Her voice is so faint, Mari has to lean close to her in order to hear. She listens intently, nodding. Now and then she says a phrase or two as if to encourage the woman. Kaoru gives Mari's shoulder a little tap from behind.
Every now and then, an earnest wrinkle forms between her brows. She reads with great concentration. Her eyes rarely move from the pages of her book--a thick hardback. A bookstore wrapper hides the title from us. Judging from her intent expression, the book might contain challenging subject matter. Far from skimming, she seems to be biting off and chewing it one line at a time. On her table is a coffee cup. And an ashtray. " It might be a little too large for her head. A brown leather shoulder bag rests on the seat next to her.
After Dark (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami