In Kafka on the Shore, Murakami, Japan's leading literary novelist continues his remarkable combination of profound insight into humankind with a totally credible touch of the fantastical ? '...like an Indiana Jones movie or something.' The teenager Kafka Tamura runs away from home to the island of Shikoku, where he spends his time at a private library. Concurrently, Satoru Nakata, a finder of lost cats, goes on an odyssey across Japan in search of an ?entrance stone.' Gradually, these parallel stories interweave in an engaging and moving novel.