The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of 1Q84
It was a couple of months after I'd moved there that I discovered Tomohiko Amada's painting, Killing Commendatore. I couldn't know it at the time, but that one painting changed my world forever.
In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors. A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art—as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby—Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Language: English UK / Other
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 16.50 x 24.20 x 5.10 CM