Sputnik Sweetheart

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Random House, Oct 10, 2011 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.

Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.

Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished...

** 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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Six-word review: Typically puzzling yet rewarding Murakami story. Extended review: There's something about the novels of Haruki Murakami: I read them, I enjoy them (or don't: that would be Norwegian ... Read full review

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User Review  - traumleben - LibraryThing

"Sputnik" is popularly known as the first manmade satellite sent up for a few orbits by the USSR back in 1957. The word in Russian means "fellow-traveler" or "traveling companion." "Sputnik Sweetheart ... 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, The Strange Library and Wind/Pinball. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours are the Jerusalem Prize and Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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