On Sale: October 9, 2018
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Literature and Fiction
The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and
best-selling author of 1Q84
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.
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