After The Quake
For the characters in after the quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Miyake left his family in Kobe to make midnight bonfires on a beach hundreds of miles away. Fourteen-year-old Sala has nightmares that the Earthquake Man is trying to stuff her inside a little box. Katagiri returns home to find a giant frog in his apartment on a mission to save Tokyo from a massive burrowing worm. 'When he gets angry, he causes earthquakes,' says Frog. 'And right now he is very, very angry.
Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for After The Quake
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
Translation Rights Sold
Murakami has created a series of small masterpieces.
Publishers Weekly Full Review
Spare yet richly mysterious and emotionally prismatic, these unpredictable tales explore the subtle ways the earthquake affected those who live far from its epicenter yet who are nonetheless shaken to their very core.
Booklist starred review Full Review
The New York Times
In a dance with the delights of Murakami's imagination we experience the limitless possibilities of fiction. With these stories Murakami expands our hearts and minds yet again
Trim, beautiful, diamond sharp, and profoundly layered in... mystical symbolism and daily absurdities. Murakami’s evocations of grace and possible redemption are startling, dangerous, and moving
The Oprah Magazine
Murakami is a unique writer, at once restrained and raw, plainspoken and poetic
Both mysterious and somehow quite familiar.
San Francisco Chronicle
Dazzlingly elegant... In a world where even the ground beneath our feet can't be relied on, imagination becomes less of a luxury and more of a duty. It's an obligation that Murakami is busily making his raison d'etre, to our very great advantage