London: Vintage, 2003. Yuko Shimizu (cover art). First Printing. Paperback. New. French flaps. 13.5 x 19 cm. 609 pp. Item #11437
Part of the special Vintage Japanese Classics series
Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force—and one of Haruki Murakami’s most acclaimed and beloved novels.
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 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.