The City and Its Uncertain Walls: A Novel (Hardcover)

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The City and Its Uncertain Walls: A Novel (Hardcover)

By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translated by)

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From the bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World comes a love story, a quest, an ode to books and to the libraries that house them, and a parable for these peculiar times.

"Haruki Murakami invented 21st-century fiction." —The New York Times "More than any author since Kafka, Murakami appreciates the genuine strangeness of our real world." —San Francisco Chronicle "Murakami is masterful." —Los Angeles Times

"Truth is not found in fixed stillness, but in ceaseless change/movement. Isn't this the quintessential core of what stories are all about?” —Haruki Murakami, from the afterword to The City and Its Uncertain Walls
 
The long-awaited new novel from Haruki Murakami, his first in six years, revisits a Town his readers will remember, a place where a Dream Reader reviews dreams and where our shadows become untethered from our selves. A love story, a quest, an ode to books and to the libraries that house them, and a parable for these strange post-pandemic times, The City and Its Uncertain Walls is a singular and towering achievement by one of modern literature’s most important writers.
HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and one of the most recent of his many international honors is the Cino Del Duca World Prize, whose previous recipients include Jorge Luis Borges, Ismail Kadare, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Joyce Carol Oates.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593801970
ISBN-10: 0593801970
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: November 19th, 2024
Pages: 464
Language: English
"Another beguilingly enigmatic tale from Murakami, complete with jazz, coffee, Borgesian twists, the Beatles, and other trademark motifs. . . .Murakami blends science fiction, gothic novel, noir mystery, horror (think Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s film Pulse), and coming-of-age story. . . . [An] elegant fable that deftly weaves ordinary reality—“something you have to choose by yourself, out of several possible alternatives”—with a shadow world that is at once eerie and beautiful. Astonishing, puzzling, and hallucinatory as only Murakami can be, and one of his most satisfying tales." -- Kirkus (starred review)