The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel

Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin


Japan's so much very hot novelist now vaults into the 1st ranks of overseas fiction writers with this heroically resourceful novel, that's instantly a detective tale, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets and techniques of worldwide struggle II.

In a Tokyo suburb a tender guy named Toru Okada searches for his wife's lacking cat.  Soon he unearths himself trying to find his spouse besides in a netherworld that lies underneath the placid floor of Tokyo.  As those searches intersect, Okada encounters a weird and wonderful staff of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent but mediagenic baby-kisser; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an getting older battle veteran who has been completely replaced via the hideous issues he witnessed in the course of Japan's forgotten crusade in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and risk, The Wind-Up poultry Chronicle is a travel de strength equivalent in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

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