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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel
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A "dreamlike and compelling” tour de force (Chicago Tribune)—an astonishingly imaginative detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets from Japan’s forgotten campaign in Manchuria during World War II.

In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat—and then for his wife as well—in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists. Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels.
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Street Date:
09/03/2013
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English
ISBN:
9780804166607
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Haruki Murakami. (2013). The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Haruki Murakami. 2013. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

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Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2013.

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Haruki Murakami. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2013.

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In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife’s missing cat—and then for his wife as well—in a netherworld beneath the city’s placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists. Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels.
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      • content: "A significant advance in Murakami's art . . . a bold and generous book."
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      • content: "With The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami spreads his brilliant, fantastical wings and soars."
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      • content: "An epic . . . as sculpted and implacable as a bird by Brancusi."
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      • source: Baltimore Sun
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      • source: Los Angeles Times Book Review
      • content: "A beguiling sense of mystery suffuses The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and draws us irresistibly and ever deeper into the phantasmagoria of pain and memory. . . . Compelling [and] convincing."
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        Amazingly long, incredibly pricey, wildly experimental, often confusing but never boring, Murakami's most famous novel has been brought to audio life with extreme dedication: by Naxos, a company that regularly wins prizes, and by a reader with an uncommon combination of skills. Degas is already a Murakami veteran, having read the audio version of A Wild Sheep Chase
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