Download e-book for kindle: After Dark by Haruki Murakami

By Haruki Murakami

ISBN-10: 1846550483

ISBN-13: 9781846550485

A brief, modern novel of encounters set in Tokyo throughout the witching hours among dead night and sunrise, and each bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up poultry Chronicle and Kafka at the Shore.

At its middle are sisters—Eri, a way version snoozing her manner into oblivion, and Mari, a tender scholar quickly led from solitary interpreting at an nameless Denny’s towards humans whose lives are considerably alien to her personal: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met earlier than, a burly woman “love hotel” supervisor and her maid employees, and a chinese language prostitute savagely brutalized by way of a businessman. those “night people” are haunted through secrets and techniques and wishes that draw them jointly extra powerfully than the differing situations that would maintain them aside, and it quickly turns into transparent that Eri’s slumber—mysteriously tied to the businessman suffering from the mark of his crime—will both fix or annihilate her.

After darkish
moves from enchanting drama to metaphysical hypothesis, interweaving time and house in addition to reminiscence and point of view right into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interaction among self-expression and empathy, among the facility of statement and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, mental perception, and snatch of spirit and morality are the following distilled with a unprecedented, harmonious mastery.

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Okay," Kaoru says, munching on a few nuts. "But age doesn't matter. That kind of work takes a lot out of you. You've gotta have stainless-steel nerves. " Mari says nothing. " "Uh-huh. " "University of Foreign Studies, huh? " "If possible, I'd like to be a freelance translator or interpreter. " "Not really. " Kaoru looks at Mari with narrowed eyes. "You're plenty damn cute. It's true: I'm not just saying it to make you feel good. " 55 A F T E R D A R K Mari gives an uncomfortable little shrug.

The screen is dark, and as dead as the far side of the moon, but the camera seems to have sensed some kind of presence there—or perhaps a kind of foreshadowing. Wordlessly, we share this presence or foreshadowing with the camera as we stare at the screen in close-up. We wait. We hold our breath and listen. " We hear a faint electrical crackling, and a hint of life crosses the TV screen as it begins to flicker almost imperceptibly. Could someone have entered the room and turned on the switch without our noticing?

Use these, too. " She motions towards the door with her chin. " Then she takes the clothing into the bathroom. 42 1 2 : 2 5 A . M . " "She tells me it's just over two months since she came to Japan," Mari says. " "I didn't ask her about that. " "Huh. " "A Chinese gang," Kaoru says. "They run prostitution around here. They sneak women in by boat from the mainland and make them pay for it with their bodies. They take phone orders and deliver the women to hotels on motorcycles—hot 'n' fresh, like pizza.

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