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Knit 1, Read Too!: The Wind-up Bird Chronicle

Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an aging war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan's forgotten campaign in Manchuria. Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and menace,The Wind-Up Bird Chronicleis a tour de force equal in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

Book Club Info
Title: 
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
Author: 
Haruki Murakami
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http://content.sirsi.com/uhtbin/getenrich/9780679446699/COVER_GIF
ISBN: 
9780679446699
Event Info
Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
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