A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami audiobook

A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel

By Haruki Murakami
Read by Rupert Degas

Random House Audio

The Trilogy of the Rat: Book 3

9.62 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.

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Summary

Summary

Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.

An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Murakami is a mythmaker for the millennium, a wiseacre wiseman.” New York Times Book Review
“A witty adventure…A piece of verbal anarchy…A labyrinthine mystery from start to finish.” San Francisco Chronicle
“A delight…Equal parts screwball comedy, detective story, and heroic quest.” USA Today
Marvelously engaging, at turns witty, dry, wicked, even loopy. Reading A Wild Sheep Chase is like spending a splendidly foul weekend with the Four Raymonds–Chandler, Carver, Massey, and Queneau. Frederick Barthelme
A witty adventure . . . a piece of verbal anarchy . . . a labyrinthine mystery from start to finish. San Francisco Chronicle
Murakami is a mythmaker for the millennium, a wiseacre wiseman. New York Times Book Review
"A delight . . . equal parts screwball comedy, detective story, and heroic quest. USA Today

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Author

Author Bio: Haruki Murakami

Author Bio: Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese author of fiction and nonfiction works. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage topping the New York Times bestsellers list in 2014. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. Murakami is the recipient of numerous awards, including the World Fantasy Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and the Jerusalem Prize.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English