Kafka on the Shore - Study Guide The Boy Named Crow, Chapters 1-5 Summary & Analysis

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In "The Boy Named Crow," a prologue of sorts, "Kafka" Tamura is preparing to run away from his home in Tokyo. He talks about his plans with his imaginary companion, Crow. Tomorrow is Kafka's fifteenth birthday and he has taken a substantial amount of money from his father, along with his cell phone and hunting knife. Crow warns Kafka that he can expect many trials on his journey, and he must be the toughest teenager ever to withstand it.

In Chapter 1, Kafka is planning his escape. He has been planning to run away for years, and in preparation he has been working out. He now looks older than his age. He takes a picture of his sister with him. Kafka's father destroyed all the pictures of his mother when she left, taking Kafka's sister with her. Kafka...

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