The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE
by Haruki Murakami
published by Vintage International

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"Dreamlike ... Murakami is a genius" – Chicago Tribune 

In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat.  Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo.  As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an ageing war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan's forgotten campaign in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and menace, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force equal in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

- paperback: 607 pages
- product dimensions: 250 x 130 mm
- ISBN: 9780679775430