Haruki Murakami’s After Dark is set in a single night in Tokyo, from 11:56 p.m. to 6:52 a.m. The novel is narrated by an omniscient narrator who takes us on a journey through the city’s nightlife, from Denny’s to 7-eleven and beyond, into an alternate world that exists in mirrors and television screens. Along the way, the narrator focuses on Chinese gangsters, prostitutes, former wrestlers, and girls on the run. At the heart of the novel lies Mari and her sister Eri, who has been sleeping for two months and is unable to wake up. The novel explores the nature of reality, stories, family, isolation, and time.