The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel

By | November 30, 2017
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel Author Haruki Murakami
ISBN-10 0679775439
ISBN-13 9780679775430
Year 1998-09-01
Pages 607
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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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

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