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Parallel plot-lines follow Kafka, a young Japanese boy who runs away from home in search of the sister and mother he has never known, and Nakata, an eighty year-old man with an unknown mental impairment who has a special skill for finding lost cats. Part coming of age story, part surreal fantasy exploration of the line between dreams and reality.

Characters: Kafka Tamura, Satoru Nakata, Sakura, Johnnie Walker, Oshima, Miss Saeki, Hoshino
Keywords: Oedipus complex, Japanese literature in translation, cats, fantasy

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