Murakami Offers a Runaway's Tale in Latest NoveI

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.

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