Haruki Murakami

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Yomiuri Prize for Literature 1995
book | Fiction | 1995
World → Shinchosha Publishing Co
US → Knopf
UK → Vintage
Canada → Random House

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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Reviews

A powerful and impressionistic work

The Independent
Full Review

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

Visionary... a bold and generous book

New York Times

Mesmerising, surreal, this really is the work of a true original. 

The Times

Murakami weaves textured layers of reality into a shot-silk garment of deceptive beauty

Independent on Sunday

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