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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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Birthday Stories is a 2002 short story anthology edited by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. Despite the theme's happy connotations most of the short stories have a dark, melancholic atmosphere.