Killing commendatore : a novel
- FICTION MURA (CEN, OSH, WSQ)
New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.
"This is a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.
"Originally published in Japan as KISHIDANCHO-GOROSHI DAI-ICHI-BU ARAWARERU IDEA HEN and KISHIDANCHO-GOROSHI DAI-NI-BU UTSUROU METAFUA HEN by SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2017"--Title page verso.
A painter retreats into a solitary house in the Japanese mountains to rethink his life after his wife deserts him. Another painter, Amada, used to live in the lonely house and hid the mysterious painting "Killing Commendatore" in the attic. Now the narrator must confront a mysterious ringing bell, a physical manifestation of an Idea, a precocious teenage girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors-- while searching for an understanding of the nature of art.