Haruki Murakami

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The Elephant Vanishes

book | Fiction | 1993
US → Random House
UK → Vintage

A dizzying short story collection that displays Murakami's genius for uncovering the surreal in the everyday, the extraordinary within the ordinary. 

When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. 


In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal.



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Reviews

The virtuoso Japanese novelist presents 17 playful and darkly comic existentialist conundrums.
Publishers Weekly

These stories, like the kittens themselves, are "warm with life, hopelessly" -- and, I would add, wonderfully -- "unstable." David Leavitt
The New York Times

A seamless melding of Japanese cultural nuances with universal themes--in a virtuoso story collection from rising literary star Murakami
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