The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

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Random House, Oct 10, 2011 - Fiction - 624 pages
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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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User Review  - nm555 - Overstock.com

I already read this book but wanted to have it for myself and family to read and reread again. It is not an easy novel but a most facinated from what Ive read in years. Among the others great books by Haruki Murakami this book I ejoyed the most. Read full review

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User Review  - savinbucks - Overstock.com

A good read but I still dont know how it ended. This book has a severe case of ODD! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Haruki Murakami is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His books include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange Library. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize.

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