A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel

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Paperback, Vintage Books USA, 2002, ISBN # 037571894X

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A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakamis international reputation.

It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance companys advertisement. What he doesnt realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself. Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publish Date: Apr 09, 2002
ISBN-13: 9780375718946
ISBN-10: 037571894X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 5.1 x 0.8
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