In 1995, the Japanese city of Kobe suffered a massive earthquake. Nearly 6,000 people died. after the quake was the imaginative response from Japan’s leading novelist, Haruki Murakami: six stories, each dealing not directly with the catastrophe but the wider seismic effect it had on the emotional lives of people many miles away. It became a catalyst for individuals to reassess their lives with unexpected consequences for themselves and their families and friends around them. after the quake is Murakami’s most popular short story collection.
4 CDs | Running Time: 4h 19m | ISBN: 978-962-634-432-3 | Cat. no.: NA443212 | RRP: £16.99RRP:£16.99 GBPSRP: US $ 28.98RRP:£16.99 GBP
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|Haruki Murakami||UFO in Kushiro||Rupert Degas||34 mins.||13 MB||£3.39€4.40US $ 4.80£2.83 GBP||Buy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track|
|Haruki Murakami||Landscape with Flatiron||Adam Sims||38 mins.||14 MB||£3.39€4.40US $ 4.80£2.83 GBP||Buy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track|
|Haruki Murakami||All God’s Children Can Dance||Rupert Degas||40 mins.||15 MB||£4.19€5.39US $ 6.00£3.49 GBP||Buy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track|
|Haruki Murakami||Thailand||Teresa Gallagher||40 mins.||14 MB||£4.19€5.39US $ 6.00£3.49 GBP||Buy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track|
|Haruki Murakami||Superfrog Saves Tokyo||Adam Sims||46 mins.||17 MB||£4.19€5.39US $ 6.00£3.49 GBP||Buy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track|
|Haruki Murakami||Honey Pie 1||Rupert Degas||33 mins.||12 MB||£3.39€4.40US $ 4.80£2.83 GBP||Buy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track|
|Haruki Murakami||Honey Pie 2||Rupert Degas||26 mins.||10 MB||£2.59€3.30US $ 3.60£2.16 GBP||Buy trackBuy trackBuy trackBuy track|
Welcome to the World of Haruki Murakami
Roy McMillan introduces the fascinating world of Haruki Murakami, with excerpts from his works on Naxos AudioBooks.
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The connection with the 1995 Kobe earthquake in these six unabridged stories is curiously nebulous, but it keys with their uncomfortable sense of dislocation. Junpei, like Murakami, broke away from his parents long ago and doesn’t call them after the quake; Yoshiya’s mother insists he is a son of God, but on a train, he pursues a man he believes to be his father. Relationships are intense but ultimately unfulfilling, and obsessions, like Junko’s with building beach fires, are all-absorbing but purposeless. The narrators succeed in conveying the striking, vibrant reality of these worlds and their aimless, intriguing weirdness.
Rachel Redford, The Observer