The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Toru Okada's cat has disappeared.
His wife is growing more distant every day.
Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has recently been receiving.
As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell.
** 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Or, how I went through an awful lot just to get a cat back...Kafka finds himself in Tokyo, voluntarily spends a long time thinking down in a well, encounters a lot of weird women...Murakami is a great ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyMetcalfe - LibraryThing
Toru Okada and his wife Kumiko lose their cat which is named after Kumiko’s brother Norobu Wataya, a rising economist, political pundit, and, latterly, a politician. Later Toru loses Kumiko as well ... Read full review