Haruki Murakami

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Yomiuri Prize for Literature 1995 book
Fiction
World Shinchosha Publishing Co
US Knopf
UK Vintage
Canada Random House
1995
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.
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a powerful and impressionistic work
The Independent
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this is a fully mature, engrossing tale of individual and national destinies entwined. It will be hard to surpass.
Kirkus
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Dreamlike and compelling....Murakami is a genius.
Chicago Tribune


Deeply philosophical and teasingly perplexing, it is impossible to put down
Daily Telegraph

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