Haruki Murakami

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After The Quake

book | 4 | 2000
World → Shinchosha Publishing Co
US → Knopf
UK → The Harvill Press

For the characters in after the quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.

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Reviews

Publishers Weekly review
Murakami has created a series of small masterpieces.
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Booklist starred review
Spare yet richly mysterious and emotionally prismatic, these unpredictable tales explore the subtle ways the earthquake affected those who live far from its epicenter yet who are nonetheless shaken to their very core.
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Like so many of Mr. Murakami's tales, it ushers the reader into a hallucinatory world where the real and surreal merge and overlap, where dreams and real-life nightmares are impossible to tell apart. Michiko Kakutani
The New York Times

In a dance with the delights of Murakami's imagination we experience the limitless possibilities of fiction. With these stories Murakami expands our hearts and minds yet again

The Times

Trim, beautiful, diamond sharp, and profoundly layered in... mystical symbolism and daily absurdities. Murakami’s evocations of grace and possible redemption are startling, dangerous, and moving


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The Oprah Magazine

Murakami is a unique writer, at once restrained and raw, plainspoken and poetic

Washington Post

Both mysterious and somehow quite familiar.

Alan Cheuse
San Francisco Chronicle

Dazzlingly elegant... In a world where even the ground beneath our feet can't be relied on, imagination becomes less of a luxury and more of a duty. It's an obligation that Murakami is busily making his raison d'etre, to our very great advantage

Guardian

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