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Wind/ Pinball: Two Novels

Cover art: Wind/ Pinball: Two Novels

Published by Harvill Secker on 2015-08-04
FICTION / Literary

Wind/Pinball includes Haruki Murakami's first two novels, published back-to-back, available for the first time in English outside Japan. It comes with a new introduction by the author. It is published as a reversible hardback. If you're the sort of guy who raids the refrigerators of silent kitchens at three o'clock in the morning, you can only write accordingly. That's who I am. Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are Haruki Murakami's earliest novels. They follow the fortunes of the narrator and his friend, known only by his nickname, the Rat. In Hear the Wind Sing the narrator is home from college. He spends his time drinking beer and smoking in J's Bar with the Rat, listening to the radio, thinking about writing and the women he has slept with, and pursuing a relationship with a girl with nine fingers. Three years later, in Pinball, 1973, he has moved to Tokyo to work as a translator and live with indistinguishable twin girls, but the Rat has remained behind. The narrator finds himself haunted by memories of a past relationship but also by his short-lived obsession with playing pinball in J's Bar. This sends him on a quest to find the exact model of pinball machine he used to enjoy so much.
(Hardcover (0), 2015-08-04)

ASIN: 1846558352
ISBN: 9781846558351
EAN: 9781846558351

Wind/Pinball: Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 (Two Novels)

These powerful, at times surreal, works about two young men coming of age --- the unnamed narrator and his friend the Rat --- are stories of loneliness, obsession and eroticism. They bear all the hallmarks of Murakami’s later books, and form the first two-thirds, with A WILD SHEEP CHASE, of the trilogy of the Rat. 

Widely available in English for the first time ever, newly translated, and featuring a new introduction by Murakami himself, WIND/PINBALL gives us a fascinating insight into a great writer’s beginnings.

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Two old novellas accompanied by a new introduction by the author – whatever this unusual publication is, it’s delicious. Call it a Murakami primer for newbies, the introduction alone makes Wind Pinball worth reading. In a time when university creative writing programmes are the mainstay of author bios, Murakami articulates quite plainly ...

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