Join us at Sticky Rice (2232 W Main St) for a midnight release celebration for Killing Commendatore, the new novel by Chop Suey favorite Haruki Murakami. This event will start at 11 pm on Monday, October 8 and end once we have sold everyone a book. Though you can pre-order the book here or at the event before midnight, we will not be able to hand out the book until midnight. We have an amazingly beautiful Murakami enamel pin to give away to the first 100 people to purchase the book (available in person only).
About the book: 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.
About the author: HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, whose previous recipients include J. K. Rowling, Isabel Allende, and Salman Rushdie.