Killing Commendatore

Killing Commendatore


Author: Haruki Murakami | Paperback

Originally published in two volume in Japan as Kishidancho-goroshi dai-ichi-bu arawareru idea hen and Kishidancho-goroshi dai-ni-bu utsurou metafua hen by Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo © 2017

The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84 In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist's home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors. A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art--as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby--Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

A Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Library Journal, LitHub, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

"Expansive and intricate . . . touches on many of the themes familiar in Mr. Murakami's novels: the mystery of romantic love, the weight of history, the transcendence of art, the search for elusive things just outside our grasp." --The New York Times

Publisher: Vintage | Pub Date: October 01, 2019 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 752 | Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.0" L x 5.1" W | 1.15 lbs