By Haruki Murakami
A graceful, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo in the course of the spooky hours among middle of the night and sunrise, through an the world over well known literary phenomenon.
Murakami's trademark humor, mental perception, and snatch of spirit and morality are the following distilled with a unprecedented, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka at the Shore and The Wind-up chook Chronicle foreign bestsellers, with a stunning infusion of middle, Murakami has produced one in all his so much enthralling fictions but.
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Kaoru aims the light of the floor lamp at the prostitute's face and examines her wounds more closely. She brings over a first-aid kit and carefully wipes away the dried blood with alcohol and cotton wool swabs. She puts Band-Aids on the cuts. She feels the woman's nose to see if it is broken. She lifts her eyelids and checks to see how badly bloodshot the eyes are. She runs her fingers over the woman's head, feeling for bumps. She performs these tasks with amazing deftness, as if she does them all the time.
Looks like he beat the crap out of her," she says to Mari. " Mari asks. "Uh-huh. " "Customer? " "Yeah, we mostly get pros at this time of night," Kaoru says. "So sometimes we have problems. " Mari bites her lip and tries to gather her thoughts. " "Yeah, she knows like two words of Japanese. 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 raises her face from her book now and then to glance at her watch, but she seems dissatisfied with the slow passage of time. Not that she appears to be waiting for anyone: she doesn't look around the restaurant or train her eyes on the front door. She just keeps reading her book, lighting an occasional cigarette, mechanically tipping back her coffee cup, and hoping for the time to pass a little faster. Needless to say, dawn will not be here for hours. She breaks off her reading and looks outside.
After Dark (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami