The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
book | Fiction | 1995
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.
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
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Visionary... a bold and generous book
Mesmerising, surreal, this really is the work of a true original.
Murakami weaves textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty
A powerful and impressionistic workThe Independent
This is a fully mature, engrossing tale of individual and national destinies entwined. It will be hard to surpass.Kirkus