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Hear the Wind Sing

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Hear the Wind Sing is Murakami''s first novel, available for the first time in English outside Japan. In Hear the Wind Sing the narrator is home from college on his summer break. He spends his time drinking beer and smoking in J''s Bar with the Rat, listening to the radio, thinking about writing and the women he has slept with, and pursuing a relationship with a girl with nine fingers. The story of the narrator, the Rat and J continues in Pinball, 1973 .

About the author










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.


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Hear the Wind Sing is Murakami's first novel, available for the first time in English outside Japan.

In Hear the Wind Sing the narrator is home from college on his summer break. He spends his time drinking beer and smoking in J’s Bar with the Rat, listening to the radio, thinking about writing and the women he has slept with, and pursuing a relationship with a girl with nine fingers.

The story of the narrator, the Rat and J continues in Pinball, 1973.

Report

Murakami fans will no doubt delight in this new publication. For newcomers, these early works are an excellent introduction to a writer who has since become one of the most influential novelists of his generation Hannah Beckerman Observer

Product details

Authors Haruki Murakami
Assisted by Ted Goossen (Translation)
Publisher Vintage UK
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 03.05.2016
 
EAN 9780099590422
ISBN 978-0-09-959042-2
No. of pages 176
Dimensions 110 mm x 177 mm x 8 mm
Series VINTAGE BOOKS
Rat series
Trilogie der Ratte
Trilogie der Ratte
Rat series
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

Japanische SchriftstellerInnen; Werke (div.)

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