ねじまき鳥クロニクル Nejimakidori kuronikuru

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 IIIn 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 ManchuriaGripping prophetic suffused with comedy and menace The Wind Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force equal in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and PynchonThree books in one volume The Thieving Magpie Bird as Prophet The Birdcatcher This translation by Jay Rubin is in collaboration with the author


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