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Sputnik Sweetheart (Reprint) (Paperback) (Haruki Murakami & J. Philip Gabriel)
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Haruki Murakami, the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood andThe Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and the Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves.A college student, identified only as “K,” falls in love with his classmate, Sumire. But devotion to an untidy writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments–until she meets Miu, an older and much more sophisticated businesswoman. When Sumire disappears from an island off the coast of Greece, “K” is solicited to join the search party and finds himself drawn back into her world and beset by ominous, haunting visions. A love story combined with a detective story,Sputnik Sweetheart ultimately lingers in the mind as a profound meditation on human longing.
An unrequited love for a woman devoted to the writer's life leads a man on a quest to uncover the mysteries of love and human longing after the woman disappears without a trace during her odyssey from Japan through Europe to a Greek island.
Number of Pages: 210
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Haruki Murakami & J. Philip Gabriel
Street Date: April 1, 2002
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-2729