Author: Murakami Haruki
Translator: Jin-wook Kim
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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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