The Elephant Vanishes

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Random House, Oct 10, 2011 - Fiction - 336 pages
23 Reviews

When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal.

** Murakami’s new novel is coming **

COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE

'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he’d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'

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User Review  - Anuja Papriwal - Goodreads

Mr. Murakami's short story telling is probably as good as his novel writing (if I can't be ignorantly assuming to declare the former better). There is always a point while reading him, where I am ... Read full review

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User Review  - James Curcio - Goodreads

Murakami manages to keep the mind riveted in ways that I don't even fully understand. If most of these stories were pitched to me as an editor, I'd think they were somewhere between banal and stupidly ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.

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