The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

by Haruki Murakami

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/1999

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"The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" is many things: the story of a marriage that mysteriously collapses; a jeremiad against the superficiality of contemporary politics; an investigation of painfully suppressed memories of war; a bildungsroman about a compassionate young man's search for his own identity as well as that of his nation. All of Murakami's storytelling genius -- combining elements of detective fiction, deadpan humor, and metaphysical truth, and swiftly transforming commonplace realism into surreal revelation -- is on full, seamless display. And in turning his literary imagination loose on a broad social and political canvas, he bares nothing less than the soul of a country steeped in the violence of the 20th century.
ISBN:
9780679775430
9780679775430
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House USA Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
607
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x33mm
Weight:
0.5kg
Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction.

His books include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange Library.

His work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize.

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