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Killing commendatore / Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel and Ted Goossen.

By: Murakami, Haruki, 1949- [author.].
Contributor(s): Gabriel, Philip, 1953- [translator.] | Goossen, Ted [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018Copyright date: �2018Edition: First United States edition.Description: 681 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780525520047; 052552004X; 9780525435761; 052543576X.Uniform titles: Kishi danch�o-goroshi. English Subject(s): Portrait painters -- Fiction | Painting, Japanese -- Fiction | FICTION -- Literary | FICTION -- Historical | Painting, Japanese | Portrait paintersGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction. | Fiction. | Psychological fiction. | Psychological fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Killing commendatore.DDC classification: 895.63/5 Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC014000 Summary: "The much-anticipated new novel from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of 1Q84 and Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Killing Commendatore is an epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art--as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby--and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers"-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "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." -- Publisher's description
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A single volume version of two books translated from the Japanese.

"Originally published 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 in 2017"--Title page verso.

"The much-anticipated new novel from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of 1Q84 and Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Killing Commendatore is an epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art--as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby--and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers"-- Provided by publisher.

"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." -- Publisher's description

A single volume version of two books translated from the Japanese.

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