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Kafka on the Shore

Haruki Murakami’s 2002 novel tells the story of a teenage boy whose search for his long-lost mother and sister takes him on an adventure too surreal for words.

Magical realism is a genre that has been mastered by Murakami and comes alive in this book through the story and its characters, from a simpleton who can talk to cats and cats who actually talk, to a boy whose Oedipal fate seems inescapable.

From a woman whose broken heart got too broke for fixing, to a young man who is not at all as he seems. Kafka on the Shore is a must-read for anyone dying to go on a unique literary adventure. I dreaded finishing this book because I just didn’t want the experience to end.

By: Cynthia Yushida

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