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Wind-up Bird Chronicle (Paperback) (Haruki Murakami & Jay Rubin)

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Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. 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 aging 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.
Superimposes the collapse of a marriage over the investigation into recovered war memories and a man's search for his own identity
Number of Pages: 607
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary, Politics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Haruki Murakami & Jay Rubin
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 1998
TCIN: 11819073
UPC: 9780679775430
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-0265
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