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This title includes a reading guide. Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. ...Show synopsisThis title includes a reading guide. Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started 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.Hide synopsis
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle (The Harvill Press) – Paperback (1998)
Haruki Murakami, Murakami Haruki, Jay Rubin (Translator)
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Paperback, The Harvill Press 1998
ISBN: 186046470X ISBN-13: 9781860464706
Toru Okada is an apparently happy man - his domestic routine seems familiar and comfortable. Admittedly, he has recently quit his job, the cat has disappeared, and a strange woman has begun to bother him with explicit phone calls. Then one day his wife does not come home from work.Toru Okada is an apparently happy man - his domestic routine seems familiar and comfortable. Admittedly, he has recently quit his job, the cat has disappeared, and a strange woman has begun to bother him with explicit phone calls. Then one day his wife does not come home from work.Hide
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Description:VERY GOOD. Book 1st UK Edition/1st Printing. VERY GOOD softcover...VERY GOOD. Book 1st UK Edition/1st Printing. VERY GOOD softcover (price intact). Reading crease on spine. Binding square and tight. Pages bright and unmarked. t8. Book.
Description:Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Copy in illustrated...Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Copy in illustrated card wraps. Light creasing to spine. Free of inscriptions. Clean and flat contents. Appears unread.
Description:Very good. UK first impression of this scarce PBO. Excellent...Very good. UK first impression of this scarce PBO. Excellent novel. VG overall with slightly concave spine and a few spine creases. Harvill 1998.
This story is an exploration on the psychic connection between individuals. The Protagonist Okada meets a variety of characters throughout this story, which is structured in layers. Not one character he encounters is superfluous to the story line, It is presented like a master painting. Imagine Van ...
As with most of Murakami?s work, the first two-thirds of his books are engaging. The ending doesn't strangle you with a conclusion, which leaves everything open for discussion (always the sign of a good book) Murakami creates characters with quirk, concepts that smack of the serial. It?s grand to read ...
i started reading this as soon as i got it and im already more then half way done :p its such a good book, i would reccomend anything by haruki murakami to anyone i know, old people, young people, funny people, boring people, and even smelly people :p hahaha this is such and awsome book, though i must ...
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is an insane book. Both in its genius and in the way it breaks virtually every rule I have been taught about creative writing. On the surface, it is about Toru Okada, a man in his mid-thirties who has quit his job as a lawyer to stay at home and figure out what he wants to ...
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