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South Of The Border West Of The Sun - Haruki Murakami

South Of The Border West Of The Sun

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Published: April 2003
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Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost touch. Now Hajime is in his thirties. After a decade of drifting he has found happiness with his loving wife and two daughters, and success running a jazz bar. Then Shimamoto reappears. She is beautiful, intense, enveloped in mystery. Hajime is catapulted into the past, putting at risk all he has in the present.

"A story of love in a cool climate, intensely romantic and weepily beautiful...it is startlingly different: a true original" Guardian "Casablanca remade Japanese style...It is dream-like writing, laden with scenes which have the radiance of a poem" The Times "This wise and beautiful book is full of hidden truths" New York Times "This book aches...an eloquent treatise on the vertiginous, irrational powers of love and desire" Independent on Sunday "Impressively written and structured... Above all, the novel is memorable for its unflinchingly extreme treatment of romantic love" Times Literary Supplement

Haruki Murakami

Legend has it that on a warm day in Spring 1974 while watching a baseball game Murakami-san had the inspiration to write his first novel, later called Hear the Wind sing.

It won him his first Literary award and is part of The Trilogy of the Rat together with Pinball 1973 and A Wild Sheep Chase .

His career as an writer took off fast and a steady flow of Novels, Short Stories, Articles and Documentaries followed.

The fact that he spent a good part of his life outside Japan, mainly in the US and southern Europe, is maybe the key factor of his growing worldwide success.

The stories and settings are familiar to Westerners and yet there is a distinctive Japanese touch.

Visit Haruki Murakami's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780099448570
ISBN-10: 0099448572
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: April 2003
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.14