W. W. Norton & Company
June 07, 2010
5.58 X 8.24 X 0.48 inches | 0.35 pounds
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About the Author
Ryu Murakami is the best-selling author of more than a dozen novels and the winner of Japan's prestigious literary award, the Akutagawa Prize. Many of his novels have been made into movies, including Audition. He lives in Japan.
RALPH MCCARTHY has lived in Japan for almost two decades. He is the translator of two collections of stories by Osamu Dazai, "Self Portraits" and "Blue Bamboo," and of Ryu Murakami's novel 69.
The prose...is elegiac and affecting, but it has the sharp, visceral feel of the butcher's knife or surgeon's scalpel...a highly compulsive, one-sitting read.--Irvine Welsh