New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Chip Kidd (jacket illustrations and design). First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. This is a signed, first U.S. edition. Used - Good/Very Good. Quarter cloth boards with silver lettering to spine. Some light discoloration to boards. Deckled fore edge. Edges foxed. Binding tight and square. Corners mostly sharp. Some annotations in text block. Signed in black ink by author on second fly leaf with title, dated by author on '12/1/94'. 15 x 22 cm. 327 pp. / Very Good. Some wear to edges. General shelf wear. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #11044
Includes the story “Barn Burning” which is now the basis for the major motion picture Burning
In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display.
In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures.