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A wild sheep chase

Author: Haruki Murakami; Alfred Birnbaum; Shigeo Okamoto
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York, N.Y. : Kodansha International, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Fiction   Computer File : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 doesn't 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Magic realist fiction
Japanese fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
Wild sheep chase.
Tokyo ; New York, N.Y. : Kodansha International, 1989
(OCoLC)555304942
Material Type: Document, Fiction
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haruki Murakami; Alfred Birnbaum; Shigeo Okamoto
ISBN: 0870119052 9780870119057 4770014058 9784770014054
OCLC Number: 19670739
Notes: Front jacket illustration by Shigeo Okamoto.
Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru bōken.
Description: 299 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Hitsuji o meguru bōken.
Responsibility: Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum.

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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 doesn't 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.

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