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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel

By Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin

Japan's such a lot very hot novelist now vaults into the 1st ranks of overseas fiction writers with this heroically inventive novel, that is right now a detective tale, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets and techniques of worldwide warfare II.

In a Tokyo suburb a tender guy named Toru Okada searches for his wife's lacking cat.  Soon he unearths himself searching for his spouse to boot in a netherworld that lies underneath the placid floor of Tokyo.  As those searches intersect, Okada encounters a weird and wonderful workforce of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent but mediagenic flesh presser; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an getting older struggle veteran who has been completely replaced through the hideous issues he witnessed in the course of Japan's forgotten crusade in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and threat, The Wind-Up fowl Chronicle is a journey de strength equivalent in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

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