26.05.2020

New Book in Braille Letters“After Dark” Featured

Author: Haruki Murakami

Book title: After Dark 

No. of Braille volumes: 3

Number of pages of Braille issue: 374

Publisher of the black print: Nova knjiga

Place and year of publishing: Podgorica [Podgoritsa], 2017

No. of pages in black print: 150

 About the book:

A novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the seven hours between midnight and dawn.Five lost souls cross their stories and paths: a beautiful young woman slumbering her way into oblivion, a trombonist at a night rehearsal with a jazz orchestra, a young prostitute savagely brutalized in a“love hotel”, a programmer who works all night on a software project and a nineteen-year-old girl wandering the bars and streets wanting to run away from home. With the loneliness and alienation of the young generation trying to reconcile their ideals and reality and the inevitable background music, Murakami's world in this novel is a dream world where people disappear in a television image while their reflection remains in the mirror even when they leave the room.

“After Dark” moves from mesmerizing drama to metaphysical speculation, interweaving time and space as well as memory and perspective into a seamless exploration of human agency—the interplay between self-expression and empathy, between the power of observation and the scope of compassion and love. Murakami’s trademark humour, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery.

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