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Haruki Murakami

* January 12, 1949 in Japan
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This is the English version of a novel originally published in Japan in three hardcover volumes. The title is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of the year 1984 and a reference to George Orwell's Nineteen Eight Four. The letter Q and the Japanese number 9 are homophones which are used in Japanese wordplay. It is …

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"A Wild Sheep Chase" is one of Murakami's most fantastical novels. An advertising executive, infatuated with a girl who possesses the most perfect ears (an erotic charge for him) uses a picture of a sheep with a star on its back. This catapults him into a weird adventure to find the mythical sheep up in the wilds of …

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A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the …