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A Wild Sheep Chase

Murakami, Haruki (Book - 2002 )
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It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. What he doesn₂t 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.
Authors: Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
Title: A wild sheep chase
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 353 p. ;,ill.,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Alfred Birnbaum
Summary: It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. What he doesn₂t 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.
Additional Contributors: Birnbaum, Alfred
ISBN: 037571894X
9780375718946
Branch Call Number: FICTION MURAKAMI
Subject Headings: Japan Fiction
LCCN: 2001045516
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Join the discussion on May 15, 2015. A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, this is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Murakami's international reputation. A lonely 20-something young man begins a surreal quest in which he confronts not only a herd of mythological sheep but a... Read More »


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