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The Resource The wind-up bird chronicle, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin

The wind-up bird chronicle, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin

Label
The wind-up bird chronicle
Title
The wind-up bird chronicle
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Having quit his job, Toru Okada is enjoying a pleasant stint as a "house husband", listening to music and arranging the dry cleaning and doing the cooking - until his cat goes missing, his wife becomes distant and begins acting strangely, and he starts meeting enigmatic people with fantastic life stories. They involve him in a world of psychics, shared dreams, out-of-body experiences, and shaman-like powers, and tell him stories from Japan's war in Manchuria, about espionage on the border with Mongolia, the battle of Nomonhan, the killing of the animals in Hsin-ching's zoo, and the fate of Japanese prisoners-of-war in the Soviet camps in Siberia
Member of
Summary
While searching for his missing wife, Japanese lawyer Toru Okada has strange experiences and meets strange characters. A woman wants phone sex, a man describes wartime torture, he finds himself at the bottom of a well. Part detective story, part philosophical meditation
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
005407
Cataloging source
DPB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rubin, Jay
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Psychological fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Politics and government
  • Psychological fiction
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
The wind-up bird chronicle, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This translation originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39915729
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
607 pages
Isbn
9780679775430
Lccn
97002813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39915729
Label
The wind-up bird chronicle, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This translation originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm39915729
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
607 pages
Isbn
9780679775430
Lccn
97002813
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)39915729

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