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After the Quake: Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date June 1, 2003
Pages 147
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375713279
ISBN-10 0375713271
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 11.50 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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A collection of stories inspired by the January 1995 Kobe earthquake and the poison gas subway attacks two months later takes place between the two disasters and follows the experiences of people who found their normal lives undone by surreal events.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.

An electronics salesman who has been abruptly deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic package—and is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature. A man who has been raised to view himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may or may not be his human father. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction. As haunting as dreams, as potent as oracles, the stories in After the Quake are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today.

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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (June 1, 2003)
9780375713279 | details & prices | 147 pages | 5.25 × 11.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A collection of stories inspired by the January 1995 Kobe earthquake and the poison gas subway attacks two months later takes place between the two disasters and follows the experiences of people who found their normal lives undone by surreal events.

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