A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.

An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.

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You truly have to put aside reality to read Murakami's books sometimes. For instance, this book centers around a special sheep that one very influential guy may have encountered 40 years ago and it ... Read full review

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If you like magical realism or want to read Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Japanese cousin (not really,) then you'll enjoy Murakami. Aside from this book, I've only ready "Sputnik Sweetheart" so I'm not ... Read full review

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Born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1949, Haruki Murakami grew up in Kobe and now lives near Tokyo. The most recent of his many honors is the Yomiuri Literary Prize, whose previous recipients include Yukio Mishima, Kenzaburo Oe, and Kobo Abe. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages.

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