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A Wild Sheep Chase
Murakami's third novel, published in Japan in 1982, was the first to be translated into English in 1989. The nameless narrator, an ordinary fellow who...
Dance Dance Dance
In this sequel to A Wild Sheep Chase, which can however be read as a stand-alone novel, the unnamed narrator returns to the Dolphin Hotel of the for...
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
It all starts in an elevator, as the unnamed narrator - a professional data-cruncher in Tokyo called a "Calcutec" - finds himself called in for an ass...
Norwegian Wood (Romance)
Music brings about nostalgia. Toru Watanabe is on a plane when he hears the song Norwegian Wood which reminds him of when he was 20 years old. It was ...
Norwegian Wood (Literature)
Naoko and Kizuki were a lifelong couple but their romance ended with Kizuki's inexplicable, tragic suicide shortly before high school graduation. Seri...
South of the Border, West of the Sun
Hajime (which means "beginning") was born in 1951. An unusual only child and a loner in elementary school, he gravitated to Shimamoto, a girl with a b...
In this novel K, a primary school teacher is in love with his friend Sumire. Quirky Sumire regularly calls K at 3 in the morning to discuss life and ...
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
The story starts off simply enough about Mr. Okada losing his cat, then his wife, and then finally his own mind. In a bizarre fashion all of the odd c...
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