Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
A Novel
Translated by Alfred Birnbaum

In a virtuoso performance, Murakami negotiates parallel narratives: one about a split-brain data processor, or Calcutec, who's caught in the middle of an information war and must avoid both Semiotecs and subterranean monsters; and the other about a dream reader of skulls who is trying to reunite with his shadow. These seemingly disparate elements add up to an ingenious and compelling story.
—Recommended by Andy, City Lights Books

Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters—not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall.

Title Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Subtitle A Novel
Author Haruki Murakami
Translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 02 March 1993
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 416 p.
ISBN-10 0679743464
ISBN-13 9780679743460
Publication Date 02 March 1993
Main content page count 416
Weight 16 oz.

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