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69 Sixty-nine

Murakami, Ryū (Book - 2005 )
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Along with his reputation as the enfant terrible of Japanese literature, internationally-acclaimed author Ryu Murakami, one of the "two Murakamis" (along with Haruki), has acquired cult status among readers who appreciate his agile imagination, mordant prose and laser-like eye for the often-absurd details of modern life. WithSixty-Nine, available now for the first time in an English-language trade paperback, this literary bad boy steps out of character with delightful results. Here is a lighthearted, funny tale about a group of students struggling to make sense of a rapidly-changing Japan in the late 1960s. But Murakami never loses his sharply perceptive view of the world, as he tells his coming-of-age story.
Authors: Murakami, Ryū, 1952-
Title: 69 sixty-nine
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 2005
Characteristics: 191 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ryū Murakami ; translated by Ralph F. McCarthy
Additional Contributors: McCarthy, Ralph F.
Alternate Title: Sixty-nine
ISBN: 4770030134
Branch Call Number: FICTION MURAKAMI
Other Language: Translated from the Japanese
Subject Headings: Japan Social conditions 1945- Fiction Japanese fiction 20th century Translations into English Teenagers Japan Fiction
Topical Term: Japanese fiction
Teenagers
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Want to read about teenagers protesting and flipping their high school upside down in anarchic good fun? The year is 1969 and Japanese teenagers are no stranger to sex, drugs, rock n’ roll than teens in the West. Readers who liked Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami and The Catcher in the Rye by J... Read More »


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