The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Reading Guide Inclu.)

Author(s): Haruki Murakami; Jay Rubin (Translator)

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"Toru Okada's cat has disappeared. His wife is growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has recently been receiving. As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell."


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Toru Okada has lost his cat. An ordinary, everyday vanishing – but anyone who has read Murakami knows that the everyday soon peels away to reveal a netherworld where menace and whimsy exist side by side. Part mystery, part marriage story, and quintessentially Murakami, this surreal and mesmerising tour-de-force is one of the author’s most beloved works.  –Steph, The Book Grocer

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. He has received many honours, including the Franz Kafka Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9780099540953
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Random House
  • : 0.466
  • : July 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 34mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 640
  • : 895.6/3/5
  • : English
  • : 211
  • : Paperback
  • : Haruki Murakami; Jay Rubin (Translator)