Killing Commendatore

A Novel

704 pages

English language

Published Dec. 12, 2019 by Penguin Random House.


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4 stars (1 review)

From the Publisher:

When a thirty-something portrait painter is abandoned by his wife, he secludes himself in the mountain home of a world famous artist. One day, the young painter hears a noise from the attic, and upon investigation, he discovers a previously unseen painting. By unearthing this hidden work of art, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances; and to close it, he must undertake a perilous journey into a netherworld that only Haruki Murakami could conjure.

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Content warning There are mild spoilers about topics and small pieces of content contained in the work; a mention of sexual assault; and something that feels dangerously close to sexualisation of a child's body


  • Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works by one author)
  • Artists, fiction
  • Fiction, psychological
  • Fiction, fantasy, contemporary