March 14, 2000
5.1 X 7.8 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds
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About the Author
Haruki Murakami lives in Oiso, Japan, just outside of Tokyo.
"A wise and beautiful book." -The New York Times Book Review "A probing meditation on human fragility, the grip of obsession, and the impenetrable, erotically charged enigma that is the other." -The New York Times "Brilliant. . . . A mesmerizing new example of Murakami's deeply original fiction." -The Baltimore Sun "Lovely, deceptively simple. . . . A novel of existential romance." -San Francisco Chronicle "His most deeply moving novel." -The Boston Globe "Mesmerizing. . . . This is a harrowing, a disturbing, a hauntingly brilliant tale." -The Baltimore Sun "A fine, almost delicate book about what is unfathomable about us." -The Philadelphia Inquirer "Portrayed in a fluid language that veers from the vernacular . . . to the surprisingly poetic." -San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle "Haunting and natural. . . . South of the Border, West of the Sun so smoothly shifts the reader from mundane concerns into latent madness as to challenge one's faith in the material world . . . contains passages that are among his finest." -The New York Observer "Haruki Murakami applies his patented Japanese magic realism-minimalist, smooth and transcendently odd-to a charming tale of childhood love lost." -New York