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The Elephant Vanishes: Stories

Murakami, Haruki

ISBN 10: 0679750533 / 0-679-75053-3
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Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Softcover
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With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard.

By turns haunting and hilarious, The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities -- and to come back bearing treasure.

Review:
"These are beautifully written stories, often funny, always moving."-- Chicago Tribune

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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