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January 01, 2011
5.58 X 0.51 X 8.22 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.
Murakami's novels are filled with entertaining psychopaths.... it's a reminder that he's one of the few subversive writers we have.--Nathaniel Rich