- ASIN : 0099448564
- Publisher : RHUK (6 March 2003)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780099448563
- ISBN-13 : 978-0099448563
- Reading age : Baby and up
- Item Weight : 106 g
- Dimensions : 19.3 x 12.7 x 1.27 cm
- Country of Origin : United Kingdom
- Condition : New
Tales of upheaval and confusion, longing and love in the aftermath of the Kobe earthquake.
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.
'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' The Times