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Title:
The wind-up bird chronicle
Author:
Murakami, Haruki, 1949- author.
Uniform Title:
Nejimaki-dori kuronikuru. English
Edition:
First Vintage International edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage International, October 1998.

©1997
Physical Description:
607 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Having quit his job, Toru Okada is enjoying a pleasant stint as a "house husband", listening to music and arranging the dry cleaning and doing the cooking - until his cat goes missing, his wife becomes distant and begins acting strangely, and he starts meeting enigmatic people with fantastic life stories. They involve him in a world of psychics, shared dreams, out-of-body experiences, and shaman-like powers, and tell him stories from Japan's war in Manchuria, about espionage on the border with Mongolia, the battle of Nomonhan, the killing of the animals in Hsin-ching's zoo, and the fate of Japanese prisoners-of-war in the Soviet camps in Siberia.
General Note:
"This translation originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997"--Title page verso.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780679775430
Format :
Book