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Why should you read “Kafka on the Shore”? - Iseult Gillespie

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Desperate to escape his tyrannical father and the family curse he feels doomed to repeat, Haruki Murakami’s teenage protagonist renames himself “Kafka” after his favorite author and runs away from home. So begins “Kafka on the Shore”— an epic literary puzzle filled with time travel, hidden histories and magical underworlds. Iseult Gillespie dives into Murakami’s mind-bending and whimsical novel.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Daniel Freire
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Producer Felipe Grosso, Liana Vianna, Odirlei Seixas
  • Editor Daniel Freire
  • Composer Daniel Freire
  • Art Director Daniel Freire
  • Senior Animator Daniel Freire
  • Storyboard Artist Daniel Freire
  • Character Designer Daniel Freire
  • Music Matheus Wittmann
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Editorial Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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