The Elephant Vanishes
By (author) Haruki Murakami
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Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
Book DescriptionWhen a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset; a couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's; a woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden; an insomniac wife wakes up to a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death. In every one of the stories that make up The Elephant Vanishes, Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal. He has a deadpan genius for dislocating realities to uncover the surreal in the everyday, the extraordinary in the ordinary.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099448754
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Haruki Murakami
Absolutely on Music, Hardback (November 2016)
The author's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. In this book, he fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest.
Wind/ Pinball, Paperback (May 2016)
Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are the author's earliest novels. They follow the fortunes of the narrator and his friend, known only by his nickname, the Rat. In this title, the rat goes on a quest to find the exact model of pinball machine he had enjoyed playing years earlier: the three-flipper Spaceship.
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A title, in which the narrator is home from college on his summer break. He spends his time drinking beer and smoking in J's Bar with the Rat, listening to the radio, thinking about writing and the women he has slept with, and pursuing a relationship with a girl with nine fingers.
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Author Biography - Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His books include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange Library. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize.
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