|Format:||Print Book 2018.|
|Availability:||On Order 1 copy|
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.
Published ReviewsPublisher's Weekly Review: "
Painting, Japanese -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :2018.
|Edition||First United States edition.|
|Other Titles|| Kishi danchō-goroshi.
Goossen, Ted, translator.
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
"Originally published in Japan in two volumes, titled Kishidancho goroshi: Dai ichi-bu, Arawareru idea hen and Kishidancho goroshi: Dai ni-bu, Utsurou metafa hen by Shinchosha Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo, in 2017"--Title page verso.
681 pages ; 25 cm