After Dark (pb)
After Dark (pb)

After Dark (pb)


Author: Haruki Murakami | Paperback

In After Dark--a gripping novel of late night encounters--Murakami's trademark humor and psychological insight are distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery.

Nineteen-year-old Mari is waiting out the night in an anonymous Denny's when she meets a young man who insists he knows her older sister, thus setting her on an odyssey through the sleeping city. In the space of a single night, the lives of a diverse cast of Tokyo residents--models, prostitutes, mobsters, and musicians--collide in a world suspended between fantasy and reality. Utterly enchanting and infused with surrealism, After Dark is a thrilling account of the magical hours separating midnight from dawn.

After Dark [is] hypnotically eerie, sometimes even funny, but most of all, it's [a book] that keeps ratcheting up the suspense. --The Washington Post Book World

Murakami is masterful with symbolism. . . . Night . . . can't blacken the ever-shifting shutter speeds of Murakami's cockeyed Kodak. . . . It is straight-ahead jazz with a quiet grace. --The Los Angeles Times Book Review

A bittersweet novel that will satisfy the most demanding literary taste. . . . Murakami's fiction reminds us that the world is broad, that myths are universal-and that while we sleep, the world out there is moving in mysterious and unpredictable ways. --The San Francisco Chronicle

After Dark is a gripping dream. . . . In Murakami's hands, hope is nothing more nor less than a deep, cleansing breath. --The Boston Globe

Publisher: Vintage | Pub Date: April 29, 2008 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 244 | Dimensions: 0.76" H x 8.02" L x 5.18" W | 0.56 lbs