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In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen
table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels--Hear the
Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973--that launched the career of one of the most
acclaimed authors of our time. These powerful, at times surreal, works
about two young men coming of age--the unnamed narrator and his friend the
Rat--are stories of loneliness, obsession, and eroticism. They bear all the
hallmarks of Murakami's later books, and form the first two-thirds, with A
Wild Sheep Chase, of the trilogy of the Rat. Widely available in English
for the first time ever, newly translated, and featuring a new introduction
by Murakami himself, Wind/Pinball gives us a fascinating insight into a
great writer's beginnings.

Haruki Murakami—Wind / Pinball - Two Early Novels

  • 9780804170147
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