After the Quake

£9.99

This is a collection of six short stories from the cult Japanese writer, exploring the violence beneath the surface of modern Japan.

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Tales of upheaval and confusion, longing and love in the aftermath of the Kobe earthquake.

For the characters in after the quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away.

Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. ‘When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,’ says Frog. ‘And right now he is very, very angry.

‘In a dance with the delights of Murakami’s imagination we experience the limitless possibilities of fiction. With these stories Murakami expands our hearts and minds yet again’ The Times