South of the Border, West of the Sun
By (author) Haruki Murakami
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South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
Book DescriptionGrowing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost touch. Now Hajime is in his thirties. After a decade of drifting he has found happiness with his loving wife and two daughters, and success running a jazz bar. Then Shimamoto reappears. She is beautiful, intense, enveloped in mystery. Hajime is catapulted into the past, putting at risk all he has in the present.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099448570
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
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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