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The ambitious major new novel from this internationally celebrated writer, on the scale of his bestselling 1Q84

The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84.
In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors.

A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art – as well as a loving homage to The Great GatsbyKilling Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.


One of the most influential novelists of his generation


Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 10, 2018

    Harvill Secker

    RRP $45.00

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  • EBook


    October 9, 2018

    Vintage Digital

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Also by Haruki Murakami

Men Without Women
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Kafka On The Shore
The Elephant Vanishes
What I Talk About When I Talk About Running
1Q84: Books 1, 2 and 3
A Wild Sheep Chase
Wind/ Pinball
Hard-Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World
Dance Dance Dance
Sputnik Sweetheart
After the Quake
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Norwegian Wood
After Dark
Birthday Stories
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Absolutely on Music
The Strange Library
1Q84: Book 3
1Q84: Books 1 and 2


Norwegian Wood
The Handmaid's Tale
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
To Kill A Mockingbird
A Gentleman in Moscow
Echo Burning
The Girl on the Train
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Thirst
Dragonfly In Amber
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golden House
On Chesil Beach
Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Light Between Oceans
Animal Farm