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Kafka on the Shore

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Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom.

As their paths converge, and the reasons for that convergence become clear, Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.
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Kafka on the Shore is powered by two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and now is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that, like the most basic activities of daily life, he cannot fathom.

As their paths converge, and the reasons for that convergence become clear, Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world’s great storytellers at the peak of his powers.
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Published: September 11, 2013
Publisher: Random House Digital
Imprint: Random House Digital
ISBN: 9780804166553
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  • 'Dus het geld heb je nu zo'n beetje bij elkaar?' vraagt de jongen die Kraai wordt genoemd. Hij praat een beetje sloom, net als altijd.

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  • Nakata ramassa la chemise hawaïenne et le jean qui traînait par terre, les plia proprement et les posa à côté du matelas du jeune homme, ajoutant par-dessus la casquette des Chunichi...

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  • Nakata n'est pas seulement idiot. Il est vide. Je m'en rends bien compte maintenant. Nakata est comme une bibliothèque sans livres.

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  • The air was damp and stagnant, with a hint of something suspicious, as if countless ears were floating in the air, waiting to pick up a trace of some conspiracy.

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  • I'd never imagined that trees could be so weird and unearthly. I mean, the only plants I've ever really seen or touched till now are the city kind--neatly trimmed and cared-for bushes and...

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  • There's only one kind of happiness, but misfortune comes in all shapes and sizes.

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  • Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you...

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  • "Ich mag komische Menschen", erklärte der Fahrer. "Wer es auf dieser Welt schafft, ohne eine Miene zu verziehen ein normales Leben zu führen, dem ist nicht trauen." - "Tatsächlich?" -...

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  • "Ich habe keinen Namen." - "Ist das nicht unpraktisch?" - "Nein, ich habe nicht nur keinen Namen, ich habe auch keine Form." - "Wie ein Furz, oder?" - "So kann man das auch nicht sagen....

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