This book is powered by two remarkable characters; A teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home- either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy or to search for his long-missing mother and sister- and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction and is drawn toward Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom.
As their paths converge, Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder.
"Kafka by The Shore" brings you on a journey to other dimensions and strange worlds.
This book is definitely out of the realm of reality, but is an interesting read.
I was finishing another book at that time, so it took me awhile and some prompting from Dawn "Mom, did you read Coraline yet?" to get to this fantastic book.
Only after reading "Coraline" did I find out what the marble signified.
Read "Coraline" and find out. you won't be disappointed.
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