Murakami Offers a Runaway's Tale in Latest NoveI Facebook Twitter Google+ Email February 8, 200512:00 AM ET Alan Cheuse Alan Cheuse reviews Kafka on the Shore by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The novel's protagonist, Kafka Tamura, is a Huck Finn-like runaway who leaves Tokyo and heads toward the provinces in search of his destiny. Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Books Featured In This Story Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel and J. Philip Gabriel Hardcover, 436 pages | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleKafka on the ShoreAuthorHaruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel, et al Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.