The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Murakami, Haruki, 1949- (Book - 1998)
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Superimposes the collapse of a marriage over the investigation into recovered war memories and a man's search for his own identity

& Taylor

The saga of a mysteriously disintegrating marriage, suppressed memories of the tragedies of war, and a young man's search for his personal and national identity is set against the turbulent backdrop of twentieth-century Japan. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Authors: Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
Statement of Responsibility: Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
Title: The wind-up bird chronicle
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1998, c1997
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 607 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: "This translation originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997"--T.p. verso
Bibliography: "Works consulted," p. [608]
Subject Headings: Man-woman relationships Japan Fiction Japan Politics and government Fiction Japan Fiction
Topical Term: Man-woman relationships
Additional Contributors: Rubin, Jay 1941-
ISBN: 0679775439
Branch Call Number: FIC M
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