“Killing Commendatore”: 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 previously unseen 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. Also 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.