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After the Quake The six stories in Haruki Murakami s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophicKobe 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 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 inAfter the Quake are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today

10 thoughts on “After the Quake

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    After the Quake, Haruki Murakami After the Quake is a collection of 6 short stories by Japanese author Haruki Murakami, written between 1999 and 2000 First published in Japan in 2000, it was released in English as After the Quake in 2002 Contents UFO in Kushiro Landscape with Flatiron All God s Children Can Dance Thailand Super Frog Save

  2. Nat Nat says:

    This was my first time reading Haruki Murakami s writing, and I was indeedthan intrigued and impressed The six stories in this 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 ar

  3. Emily Emily says:

    My favorite Murakami short story of all time is The Kidney Shaped Stone That Moves Everyday So when I realized halfway through the last story in After the Quake that the main character was the same one from Kidney Shaped Stone, it was as if the planets had aligned, the clouds parted and a single shaft of sunlight shot down to bathe me in a

  4. Greta G Greta G says:

    And then it struck him what lay buried far down under the earth on which his feet were so firmly planted the ominous rumbling of the deepest darkness, secret rivers that transported desire, slimy creatures writhing, the lair of earthquakes ready to transform whole cities into mounds of rubble These, too, were helping to create the rhythm of

  5. Mutasim Billah Mutasim Billah says:

    No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself The Great Hanshin earthquake or Kobe earthquake occurred on 17th January 1995 and affected over a million lives in the southern part of the Hy go Prefecture The loss of almost 6500 lives and the ruins of Kobe left a bruise at the country s core After the Quake doesn t chronic

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  7. Kenny Kenny says:

    Random but persistent streams of clear light and white smoke swirled together inside his eyes, which gave him a strangely flat view of the world Was this what it felt like to die Haruki Murakami All God s Children Can DanceRarely has a story affected me as deeply as All God s Children Can Dance Here, we spend time with the Mystical Murakami,

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  9. Luke Luke says:

    I don t know how Haruki Murakami deals with the pressure of being my favorite writer Does he realize what kind of pedestal I ve place him on Does it keep him up at night I m forever waiting to be disappointed by one of his books I mean, the guy can t be PERFECT, can he Well it hasn t happened yet This slim little volume of short stories only six

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