Haruki Murakami

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Dance Dance Dance

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Fiction
World Kodansha
US Vintage
UK Vintage
1988

In this propulsive novel by the author of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Elephant Vanishes, one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table.

As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread in which he collides with call girls; plays chaperone to a lovely teenaged psychic; and receives cryptic instructions from a shabby but oracular Sheep Man. Dance Dance Dance is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through the cultural Cuisinart that is contemporary Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs.

It is an assault on the sense, part murder mystery, part metaphysical speculation; a fable for our times as catchy as a rock song blasting from the window of a sports car.

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Reviews


There are only a handful of writers in the world who have the ability to thrill like Murakami . . . Murakami is truly a novelist like no other.
Booklist
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A Japanese Philip K. Dick with a sense of humor....[Murakami belongs] in the topmost rank of writers of international stature.
Newsday


All the hallmarks of Murakami's greatness are here
Publishers Weekly
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Mr. Murakami's mysterious plots and original characters are very much his own creation. ... Dance Dance Dance is the latest and liveliest example of Mr. Murakami's frequent-flier fiction. Herbert Mitgang
The New York Times


latest delight from one of Japan's leading contemporary writers.
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