The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at
the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became
brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the
upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more
mysterious, emanating from a place where the human meets the inhuman.
An electronics salesman who has been abruptly deserted by his wife
agrees to deliver an enigmatic package—and is rewarded with a glimpse of
his true nature. A man who has been raised to view himself as the son
of God pursues a stranger who may or may not be his human father. A
mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking
frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction. As haunting
as dreams, as potent as oracles, the stories in After the Quake are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today. Download and start listening now!