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ISBN-10: 0307278735
ISBN-13: 9780307278739
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 04/29/2008
Dimensions: 8.02" L, 5.18" W, 0.76" H

After Dark

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Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author–a gripping novel of late night encounters that’s “hypnotically eerie, sometimes even funny, but most of all … [a book] that keeps ratcheting up the suspense” (The Washington Post Book World).

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.

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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

After Dark is a streamlined, hushed ensemble piece.... Standing above the common gloom, Murakami detects phosphorescence everywhere, but chiefly in the auras around people, which glow brightest at night and when combined. –The New York Times Book Review

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

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

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

What you'll love: The book's spare yet eerily atmospheric scenes will fester under your skin, poking at your equilibrium long after you've finished reading. –The Washington Post

There's a dreamlike quality to Haruki Murakami's mesmerizing new novel, [where] amid the alienation are flickers of hopefulness springing from seemingly random, serendipitous human interactions and connections.... Like a latter-day Walker Percy or Albert Camus, Murakami raises questions about perception and existence [and] captures the palpable loneliness and essential unfathomability at the heart of modern life. –The Christian Science Monitor

This strange, mesmerizing, spell-binding, voyeuristic novel is impossible to put down. –The Providence Journal

A metaphysical mystery.... After Dark deftly explores existentialist notions of purpose, control, and identity. –Elle

Gripping.... Creepy! –Wired

In After Dark, night seems to be where Murakami was headed all along.... He has a natural curiosity about people, a belief that they contain wonders, perhaps none so great as the capacity for human connection. –Newsday

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Details

ISBN-10: 0307278735
ISBN-13: 9780307278739
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 04/29/2008
Dimensions: 8.02" L, 5.18" W, 0.76" H
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