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Publisher Comments:

A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami’s international reputation.

It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company’s advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the pastoral 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 in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself. Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.

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Blending elements of myth and mystery, a stunning novel by the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle features a cast of bizarre characters, including a sheep with a mysterious star on its back, caught up in a Nietzschean quest for power. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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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 twenty-seven languages.

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ISBN:
9780307762726
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : General
Translated by:
Alfred Birnbaum
Author:
Murakami, Haruki
Author:
Birnbaum, Alfred
Author:
Haruki, Murakami
Author:
Alfred Birnbaum
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sheep
Subject:
Japanese fiction
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020409
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
353

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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel
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Product details 353 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307762726 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Blending elements of myth and mystery, a stunning novel by the author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle features a cast of bizarre characters, including a sheep with a mysterious star on its back, caught up in a Nietzschean quest for power. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , 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 twenty-seven languages.
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