The much-anticipated new novel from the internationally acclaimed, bestselling author of ‘1Q84’ and ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’, ‘Killing Commendatore’ is an epic tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to ‘The Great Gatsby’ – and a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.
We all live our lives carrying secrets we cannot disclose.
‘Beguiling… Murakami is brilliant at folding the humdrum alongside the supernatural; finding the magic that’s nested in life’s quotidian details’ Guardian
When a thirty-something portrait painter is abandoned by his wife, he holes up in the mountain home of a famous artist. The days drift by, spent painting, listening to music and drinking whiskey in the evenings. But then he discovers a strange painting in the attic and unintentionally begins a strange journey of self-discovery that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt and a haunted underworld.
A stunning work of imagination, Killing Commendatore is a surreal tale of love and loneliness, war and art.