By Haruki Murakami
A brief, modern novel of encounters set in Tokyo through the witching hours among dead night and sunrise, and each bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami’s masterworks The Wind-Up fowl Chronicle and Kafka at the Shore.
At its heart are sisters—Eri, a manner version dozing her approach into oblivion, and Mari, a tender pupil quickly led from solitary analyzing at an nameless Denny’s towards humans whose lives are appreciably alien to her personal: a jazz trombonist who claims they’ve met sooner 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 via secrets and techniques and wishes that draw them jointly extra powerfully than the differing conditions that will maintain them aside, and it quickly turns into transparent that Eri’s slumber—mysteriously tied to the businessman affected by the mark of his crime—will both repair or annihilate her.
After darkish moves from enchanting drama to metaphysical hypothesis, interweaving time and house in addition to reminiscence and viewpoint right into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interaction among self-expression and empathy, among the ability of commentary and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humor, mental perception, and grab of spirit and morality are right here distilled with a rare, harmonious mastery.
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43 A F T E R D A R K "Hmm, I wonder. With her face looking like that, it'll be a while before she can have any customers, and she's worthless to them if she can't make money. " The prostitute comes out of the bathroom wearing the jersey outfit and rubber thongs. The top has an Adidas logo on the chest. The bruises remain distinct on the woman's face, but her hair is now more neatly combed. Even in this well-worn outfit and with her lips swollen and face bruised, she is a beautiful woman. " Mari translates into Chinese.
I can't call the cops, though. " Mari sets her shoulder bag on the table and goes to the crouching woman. ) The woman may not have heard her. She doesn't answer. Shoulders quaking, she sobs uncontrollably. Kaoru shakes her head. "She's in some kind of shock. " Mari speaks to the woman again. ) Still the woman does not answer. ) Still the woman does not answer. ) The woman finally nods. Her long black hair trembles. Mari continues speaking, quietly but persistently, to the woman. She asks the same question several times.
He is on the other side, looking straight into this room where we are. Of course his eyes are hidden behind the mysterious glossy mask, but we can vividly feel the existence—the weight—of his line of vision. With unwavering determination, he stares at something ahead of him. Judging from the angle of his face, he could well be staring towards Eri Asai's bed. We trace this hypothetical line of vision with great care. Yes, there can be no doubt about it. What the man in the mask is staring at with his invisible eyes is the sleeping form of Eri.