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A Wild Sheep Chase

By Haruki Murakami

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A hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Murakami's international reputation. It is the simple story of a twenty-something advertising executive that receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. In using this image he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers an ultimatum: find this sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal quest where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself.
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On leave after the death of his wife and a job-related injury, a police inspector returns to the force when his banker nephew's fiance+a7e suddenly vanishes, and his investigation into her disappearance reveals troubling puzzles about the woman and her background. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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Burmese

By John Falconer

Our Price: $34.95
Burmese design, heavily influenced by its proximity to China and India, is a many-layered thing, interwoven with spiritual, religious and political messages. Burmese Design & Architecture takes an in-depth look at the entire span of Burmese design, from arts and crafts to both religious and secular architecture. With over 500 full-color photographs and expert insights provided by leading archaeological authorities, this is a must-have for serious connoisseurs of architecture, design or Burma itself.
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As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's propulsive protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread in which he collides with call girls; plays chaperone to a lovely teenaged psychic; and receives cryptic instructions from a shabby but oracular Sheep Man. 'A tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through the cultural Cuisinart that is contemporary Japan.'
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With the same deep-head mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Murakami makes this collection of seventeen stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanished into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attack of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in themiddle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows through her backyard - and more! 327p.
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"In this sweeping magical-realist epic set in the fictional south sea island republic of Navidad, Ikezawa gives his imagination free rein to reinvent the myths of twentieth-century Japan. A delegation of Japanese war veterans pays an official visit to the ex-World War II colony, only to see the Japanese flag burst into flames. The following day, the tour bus, and its passengers, simply vanish. The locals exchange absurd rumors - the bus was last seen attending Catholic mass, the bus must have skipped across the lagoon - but the president suspects a covert gueriila organization is trying to undermine his connections withJapan. Can the real answers to the mystery be found, or will the president have to be content with the surreal answers?"--Jacket p. [2].
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