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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (2-Volume Set)
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (2-Volume Set)
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (2-Volume Set)
Item#: 8970122117-25
Regular price: $52.08
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Product Description
Korean Title: Segye-eui Kkeut-gwa "Hard-boiled Wonderland"
Author: Murakami Haruki
Translator: Jin-wook Kim
Publisher: Munhaksasangsa
2-volume set.

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About This Book

The last surviving victim of an experiment that implanted the subjects' heads with electrodes that decipher coded messages is the unnamed narrator of this excellent book by Murakami, one of Japan's best-selling novelists and winner of the prestigious Tanizaki prize. Half the chapters are set in Tokyo, where the narrator negotiates underground worlds populated by INKlings, dodges opponents of both sides of a raging high-tech infowar, and engages in an affair with a beautiful librarian with a gargantuan appetite. In alternating chapters he tries to reunite with his mind and his shadow, from which he has been severed by the grim, dark "replacement" consciousness implanted in him by a dotty neurophysiologist. Both worlds share the unearthly theme of unicorn skulls that moan and glow. Murakami's fast-paced style, full of hip internationalism, slangy allegory, and intrigue, has been adroitly translated.


About The Author

Born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1949, Haruki Murakami grew up in Kobe and now lives near Tokyo. The most recent of his many honors is the Yomiuri Literary Prize, whose previous recipients include Yukio Mishima, Kenzaburo Oe, and Kobo Abe. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages.


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