A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

By Haruki Murakami

A wonderful hybrid of mythology and secret, A Wild Sheep Chase is the intense literary mystery that introduced Haruki Murakami’s overseas popularity.

It starts just enough: A twenty-something ads government gets a postcard from a chum, and casually appropriates the picture for an assurance company’s commercial. What he doesn’t discover is that incorporated within the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a celeb on its again, and in utilizing this photograph he has unwittingly captured the eye of a guy in black who deals a menacing ultimatum: locate the sheep or face dire effects. therefore starts a surreal and problematic quest that takes our hero from the city haunts of Tokyo to the distant and snowy mountains of northern Japan, the place he confronts not just the mythological sheep, however the confines of culture and the demons deep inside himself. Quirky and totally beautiful, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his incredible top.

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More likely an artifact unearthed from the Central Asian desert than a product of the Antarctic Ocean. It bore no resemblance to my penis, nor to any penis I’d ever seen. What was worse, the severed penis exuded a singular, somehow unspeakable aura of sadness. It came back to me, that giant whale’s penis, after having intercourse with a girl for the very first time. What twists of fate, what tortuous circumnavigations, had brought it to that cavernous exhibition room? My heart ached, thinking about it.

I crumpled them up and tossed them into the wastebasket, then nibbled on leftover cheese crackers. She cupped her hands around the coffee cup as if to warm herself and fixed her eyes on me, her lip lightly riding the rim of the mug. “There’s salad in the fridge,” she said. ” “Tomatoes and string beans. There wasn’t anything else. ” I went to the refrigerator and took out the blue Okinawa glass salad bowl and sprinkled on the last drops from the bottle of dressing. The tomatoes and string beans were but chilled shadows.

It was something I shouldn’t have said. The receiver grew cold as ice. ” my partner asked. The wild sheep chase had begun. Part Four A Wild Sheep Chase, I Before the Strange Man There are various reasons why an individual might habitually consume large quantities of alcohol, but they all effectively boil down to the same thing. Five years ago, my business partner was a happy drunk. Three years later, he had become a moody drunk. And by last summer, he was fumbling at the knob of the door to alcoholism.

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