Here’s “Town of Cats” which is an excerpt from Murakami’s latest book: 1Q84 from 2009. Published in The New Yorker on September 5th, 2011.
I’m not a huge fan of Murakami and the japanese litterature I have come across, I find the stories too similar and don’t identify enough with the supernatural parts in them – they are pretty, but not engaging. Kobo Abe’s Woman in the Dunes is a wonderfully amazing exception though, also packed with subliminal cultural codes, loneliness, banal simplicity and a touch of surrealism – but brilliantly so.
Comic from always funny Wulff & Morgenthaler.