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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

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Author: Murakami, Haruki
ISBN: 9780099448785
Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE UK
Year First Published: 2003
Pages: 416
Dimensions: 202mm x 135mm x 26mm
Format: Paperback / softback

A narrative particle accelerator that zooms between Wild Turkey Whiskey and Bob Dylan, unicorn skulls and voracious librarians, John Coltrane and Lord Jim. Science fiction, detective story and post-modern manifesto all rolled into one rip-roaring novel, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World is the tour de force that expanded Haruki Murakami’s international following. Tracking one man’s descent into the Kafkaesque underworld of contemporary Tokyo, Murakami unites East and West, tragedy and farce, compassion and detachment, slang and philosophy. The result is a wildly inventive fantasy and a meditation on the many uses of the mind.