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The Resource A wild sheep chase, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum

A wild sheep chase, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum

Label
A wild sheep chase
Title
A wild sheep chase
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"His life was like his recurring nightmare: a train to nowhere. But an ordinary life has a way of taking an extraordinary turn. Add a girl whose ears are so exquisite that, when uncovered, they improve sex a thousand-fold, a runaway friend, a rightwing politico, an ovine-obsessed professor and a manic depressive in a sheep outfit, implicate them in a hunt for a sheep. that may or may not be running the world, and the upshot is another singular masterpiece from Japan's finest novelist."
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Summary
In this hybrid of mythology and mystery, a twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. What he doesn't realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. This catapults him into a surreal and elaborate quest to find the mythical sheep in the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046535
Cataloging source
QU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murakami, Haruki
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Birnbaum, Alfred
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Allegories
  • Sheep
Target audience
adult
Label
A wild sheep chase, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru boken
  • First published Tokyo; Kodansha, 1982
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
000024862880
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
299 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099448778
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)59363040
Label
A wild sheep chase, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru boken
  • First published Tokyo; Kodansha, 1982
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
000024862880
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
299 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099448778
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)59363040

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