Murakami vaulted into the upper echelon of international fiction writers with this bold and imaginative novel, at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II.
A teenage boy who runs away from home and an aging simpleton long-damaged by a bizarre affliction embark on parallel odysseys, only to be drawn together for reasons that unfold in mesmerizing fashion.
An executive creates a seemingly benign ad campaign that catapults him onto a surreal and elaborate quest to find a mythological sheep. This quirky and captivating literary thriller put Murakami on the map internationally.
Murakami's popular work of nonfiction is a charming and intimate look at writing, running, and the incredible way they intersect, rich with vivid memories and insights, including the eureka moment when he decided to become a writer.
Winner of the Tanizaki Literary Prize (Japan's equivalent of the Pulitzer), Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World tells two distinct but parallel stories that converge in a futuristic Tokyo.
Six evocative stories comprise Murakami's inventive response to the 1995 Kobe earthquake, featuring an array of fascinating characters struggling with their own upheavals.
A collection of 15 stories that capture the author's deadpan mania and gift for dislocation, further proof of his ability to cross the border between separate realities--and to come back bearing treasure.
Murakami combines the pyrotechnical genius of his previous books with an infusion of heart in this sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn.
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