The wind-up bird chronicle
Alfred A. Knopf,
1st American ed.
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 Chronicleis a tour de force equal in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|Grouping Title||wind up bird chronicle|
|Grouping Author||murakami haruki|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-02-24 04:20:50AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-03-22 04:43:10AM|
|auth_author2||Rubin, Jay, 1941-|
|author||Murakami, Haruki, 1949-|
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|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Murakami, H|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|record_details||ils:.b11766074|Book|Books|1st American ed.|English|Alfred A. Knopf,|1997.|611,  p. : ill. ; 25 cm.|
|subject_facet||Japan -- Fiction, Japan -- Politics and government -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Fiction, Psychological fiction|
|title_display||The wind-up bird chronicle|
|title_full||The wind-up bird chronicle / [by] Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin|
|title_short||The wind-up bird chronicle|
|topic_facet||Man-woman relationships, Politics and government|