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Haruki Murakami's third novel, A Wild Sheep Chase is the mystery hybrid which completes the odyssey begun in Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973. A stunning new edition features a 3D cover and 3D glasses

The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen.

Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begins. Welcome to the wild sheep chase.

Reviews

Wonderfully easy to read and just as wonderfully difficult to make sense of...like the narrator, who slowly accepts the presence in his life of mystery, we slowly recognize the possibility of a new kind of world. Like him, we lean forward and topple headlong into magic

Washington Post

It begins as a detective novel, dips into a screwball comedy, and at its close becomes a tale of possession...A highly accomplished piece of craftsmanship

New Yorker

Mr. Murakami's style and imagination are closer to that of Kurt Vonnegut, Raymond Carver and John Irving

New York Times

A Wild Sheep Chase has the conventional hull of a thriller - a quest, a mystery, an extraordinary woman, and plenty of elegant duress - but its fantastic superstructure transforms it into something quite different...a science fiction fantasy, a romance, a metaphysical tease, or a dramatisation of philosophical ideas

Independent

If you consider yourself an intelligent, sensitive common reader but wish to accommodate something a little removed from your experience, and probably your imagination, I dare you to turn your eyes towards Murakami and head off on a wild sheep chase.

Glasgow Herald

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  • Paperback

    9781784870157

    August 3, 2015

    Vintage Classics

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099448778

    April 1, 2003

    Vintage

    304 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781448103522

    October 10, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    320 pages

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