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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
Toru Okada's cat has disappeared and this has unsettled his wife, who is herself growing more distant every day. Then there are the increasingly explicit telephone calls he has started receiving. As this compelling story unfolds, the tidy suburban realities of Okada's vague and blameless life, spent cooking, reading, listening to jazz and opera and drinking beer at the kitchen table, are turned inside out, and he embarks on a bizarre journey, guided (however obscurely) by a succession of characters, each with a tale to tell
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
WlAbNL
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1949-
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Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.635
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Nejimaki-dori kuronikuru
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
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Rubin, Jay
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Japan
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
The wind-up bird chronicle, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This translation originally published: U.S.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997; London: Harvill, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 609)
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
000024509536
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
607 pages
Isbn
9780099448792
Lccn
00002450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)59368523
Label
The wind-up bird chronicle, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin
Publication
Note
This translation originally published: U.S.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997; London: Harvill, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 609)
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
000024509536
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
607 pages
Isbn
9780099448792
Lccn
00002450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)59368523

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