Murakami places the reader in a world fully of his own creation—related to ours, but a shadow world of misfits caught in a nocturnal stream of casual violence, emotionless sex and meaningful coincidence. Taking place in a single night, the novel not only shifts points of view but questions the entire notion of perspective and subjectivity. Murakami's direct style and satisfying plot mask his engagement of the intellect—a book that'll make you think even though you may not be aware of it.
—Recommended by Linda, City Lights Books
A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.
Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle international bestsellers, with a surprising infusion of heart, Murakami has produced one of his most enchanting fictions yet.