A Wild Sheep Chase
  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Release Date : 01 September 2010
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307762726
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Book excerpt: Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on ...

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Fiction
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Haruki Murakami's third novel, A Wild Sheep Chase is the mystery hybrid which completes the odyssey begun in Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973. The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of ...

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Random House
Genre : Allegories
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His life was like his recurring nightmare: a train to nowhere. But an ordinary life has a way of taking an extraordinary turn. Add a girl whose ears are so exquisite that, when uncovered, they improve sex a thousand-fold, a runaway friend, a rightwing politico, an ovine-obsessed professor and a ...

Wind Pinball

Wind Pinball

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Genre : Fiction
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Acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's debut short novels, newly re-translated and in one English-language volume for the first time--with a new introduction by the author. After almost thirty years out of print, the first major works of fiction by international best-selling author Haruki Murakami--the novellas Pinball, 1973 and Hear the Wind Sing--are ...

Dance Dance Dance

Dance Dance Dance

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Dance Dance Dance—a follow-up to A Wild Sheep Chase—is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through Murakami’s Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs. As Murakami’s nameless protagonist searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, he is plunged ...

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Two novels

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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Two of Murakami's early novels are brought together. Dark, dry and downright weird, 'A Wild Sheep Chase' is the story of a man, a girl, her ears and a very special sheep. 'Dance Dance Dance' is part murder-mystery, part metaphysical speculation....

Vintage Murakami

Vintage Murakami

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Fiction
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Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “Murakami’s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.” —The Washington ...

A Wild Haruki Chase

A Wild Haruki Chase

Author : 国際交流基金,The Japan The Japan Foundation
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Folkloresque

The Folkloresque

Author : Michael Dylan Foster,Jeffrey A. Tolbert
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Genre : Social Science
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"This volume introduces a new concept to explore the dynamic relationship between folklore and popular culture: the “folkloresque.” With “folkloresque,” Foster and Tolbert name the product created when popular culture appropriates or reinvents folkloric themes, characters, and images. Such manufactured tropes are traditionally considered outside the purview of academic folklore ...

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Wind Pinball

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Harvill Secker
Genre : Uncategorized
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Wind/Pinball includes Haruki Murakami's first two novels, published back-to-back, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author. Published as a reversible hardback 'If you're the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o'clock in the morning, ...

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Kodansha Amer Incorporated
Genre : Fiction
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Modern Japanese fiction will not be seen in the same light again. The American debut of Japan's premier contemporary writer introduces a fresh, irreverent tale with a 30-year-old modern-day hero....

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Coin Locker Babies

Author : Ryu Murakami
Publisher : Pushkin Press
Genre : Fiction
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Two babies are left in a Tokyo station coin locker and survive against the odds, but their lives are forever tainted by this inauspicious start. As they grow up, they join the ranks of Toxitown: a district of addicts, freaks and prostitutes. One becomes a bisexual rock star and looks ...

A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase

Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage Classic
Genre : Uncategorized
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The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it ...

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Who We re Reading When We re Reading Murakami

Author : David Karashima
Publisher : Catapult
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How did a loner destined for a niche domestic audience become one of the most famous writers alive? A "fascinating" look at the "business of bringing a best-selling novelist to a global audience" (The Atlantic)―and a “rigorous” exploration of the role of translators and editors in the creation of ...

Absolutely on Music

Absolutely on Music

Author : Haruki Murakami,Seiji Ozawa
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Genre : Music
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A deeply personal, intimate conversation about music and writing between the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author and his close friend, the former conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Haruki Murakami's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and from The ...