Haruki Murakami's works are magic. I don't understand some of his books. But this particular short story is fabulous. When you go to unfamiliar place, you can't get out nor find a way to get out from that particular town. In my opinion, while we are still alive, we will see or know things even some of it we don't want to know about. Sometimes, we are trap in the reality. It's up to us to find the way out. Tengo and the boy faced the same issue. I really recommend it.