By Haruki Murakami
Japan's such a lot very popular novelist now vaults into the 1st ranks of overseas fiction writers with this heroically resourceful novel, that's straight away a detective tale, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets and techniques of worldwide warfare II.
In a Tokyo suburb a tender guy named Toru Okada searches for his wife's lacking cat. quickly he unearths himself searching for his spouse in addition in a netherworld that lies underneath the placid floor of Tokyo. As those searches intersect, Okada encounters a weird and wonderful workforce of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent but mediagenic flesh presser; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an getting older battle veteran who has been completely replaced via the hideous issues he witnessed in the course of Japan's forgotten crusade in Manchuria.
Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and threat, The Wind-Up fowl Chronicle is a journey de strength equivalent in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.