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From Haruki Murakami, internationally acclaimed author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood, a work of literary journalism that is as fascinating as it is necessary, as provocative as it is profound.

In March of 1995, agents of a Japanese religious cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin, a gas twenty-six times as deadly as cyanide. Attempting to discover why, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from the survivors to the perpetrators to the relatives of those who died, and Underground is their story in their own voices. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere. This is an enthralling and unique work of nonfiction that is timely and vital and as wonderfully executed as Murakami's brilliant novels.

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A many-layered account of the Tokyo subway gas attack in 1995, in which 12 people died, as told to the novelist Haruki Murakami by surviving victims and members and ex-members of the doomsday cult responsible. Out of the 3800 victims, Murakami tracked down only 60 willing to be interviewed.

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Though interviews with both victims and perpetrators of the Tokyo gas attack Murakami presents a lucid account of an average Monday morning that turned into a national disaster.

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ISBN:
9780099461098
Author:
MURAKAMI, HARUKI
Translator:
BIRNBAUM, ALFRED
Publisher:
Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random
Location:
N
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20030904
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
198 x 129 in.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » Japan » Contemporary 1945 to Present
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Religion » Christianity » Cults and the Occult

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Product details 320 pages Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random - English 9780099461098 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A many-layered account of the Tokyo subway gas attack in 1995, in which 12 people died, as told to the novelist Haruki Murakami by surviving victims and members and ex-members of the doomsday cult responsible. Out of the 3800 victims, Murakami tracked down only 60 willing to be interviewed.
"Synopsis" by , Though interviews with both victims and perpetrators of the Tokyo gas attack Murakami presents a lucid account of an average Monday morning that turned into a national disaster.

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