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Author Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
Title Nejimaki-dori kuronikuru. English
The wind-up bird chronicle / Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
Imprint New York : Vintage International, 1998
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  PL856.U673 N4513 1998    DUE 09-14-21    30520020809134
Edition 1st Vintage International ed
Descript 607 p. ; 21 cm
Note "This translation originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references
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
Subject Japan -- Fiction
Japan -- Politics and government -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Japan -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Alt Author Rubin, Jay, 1941-
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