The wind-up bird chronicle: a novel

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Okada is apparently a happy man - his domestic life seems familiar and comfortable, but admittedly he has just quit his job, the cat has disappeared and a strange woman is bothering him with explicit phone calls.
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Grouped Work ID 88eccd41-6977-7dfa-467b-dc3ff0b044b6
Full title wind up bird chronicle
Author murakami haruki
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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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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subject_facet Japan -- Fiction, Japan -- Politics and government -- Fiction, Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Fiction
title_display The wind-up bird chronicle : a novel
title_full The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle A Novel, The wind-up bird chronicle : a novel / by Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
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