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Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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Informationen zum Autor In 1978, Haruki Murakami was twenty-nine and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing , won a new writers' award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World , but it was Norwegian Wood , published in 1987, that turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. In works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle , 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and Men Without Women , Murakami's distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring his place as one of the world's most acclaimed and well-loved writers. Klappentext Five 'future classics' are published in these special editions which include a reading guide. They were voted for by reading groups as being books that would still be read in 100 years' time. Zusammenfassung INCLUDES A READING GUIDE Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving. As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.

Product details

Authors Haruki Murakami
Assisted by Jay Rubin (Translation)
Publisher Vintage UK
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 07.10.2010
EAN 9780099540953
ISBN 978-0-09-954095-3
No. of pages 640
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 33 mm
Series Vintage Classics
Reading Guide Edition
Vintage Classics
Reading Guide Edition
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Japan, FICTION / Magical Realism, Fiction in translation, Magical Realism

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