Author(s): Murakami, Haruki,
Date of Publication: 01/10/2019,
Pagination: 704 pages,
Published By: Vintage Publishing,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation
We all live our lives carrying secrets we cannot disclose
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.