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Kafka On The Shore #KafkaOnTheShore
Haruki Murakami
Joining the rich literature of runaways, Kafka On The Shore follows the solitary, self-disciplined schoolboy Kafka Tamura as he hops a bus from Tokyo to the randomly chosen town of Takamatsu. He finds a secluded private library in which to spend his days and is befriended by a clerk and the mysteriously remote head librarian, Miss Saeki. Meanwhile, an elderly Tokyo man named Nakata veers from his calm routine by murdering a stranger. An unforgettable character, Nakata can speak with cats but cannot read or write, nor explain the forces drawing him toward Takamatsu and the other characters.