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With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novelsA Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard.By turns haunting and hilarious, The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities -- and to come back bearing treasure.
Fifteen tales encompass the story of a man obsessed with the disappearance of an elephant from a local zoo and that of a young mother whose sleeplessness provides her with a foretaste of death
Number of Pages: 327
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Types of Characters, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Peoples + Cultures, Conflicts + Dualities
Series Title: Vintage International
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Haruki Murakami
Street Date: July 1, 1994
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-7602
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