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Sputnik Sweetheart: a novel 7 editions

Cover of: Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami Haruki
About the Book

Combining the early, straightforward seductions of Norwegian Wood and the complex mysteries of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, this new novel--his seventh translated into English--is Haruki Murakami at his most satisfying and representative best.The scenario is as simple as it is uncomfortable: a college student falls in love (once and for all, despite everything that transpires afterward) with a classmate whose devotion to Kerouac and an untidy writerly life precludes any personal commitments--until she meets a considerably older and far more sophisticated businesswoman. It is through this wormhole that she enters Murakami's surreal yet humane universe, to which she serves as guide both for us and for her frustrated suitor, now a teacher. In the course of her travels from parochial Japan through Europe and ultimately to an island off the coast of Greece, she disappears without a trace, leaving only lineaments of her fate: computer accounts of bizarre events and stories within stories. The teacher, summoned to assist in the search for her, experiences his own ominous, haunting visions, which lead him nowhere but home to Japan--and there, under the expanse of deep space and the still-orbiting Sputnik, he finally achieves a true understanding of his beloved.A love story, a missing-person story, a detective story--all enveloped in a philosophical mystery--and, finally, a profound meditation on human longing.

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Excerpts

In the spring of her twenty-second year, Sumire fell in love for the first time in her life.
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Classifications

Library of Congress PL856.U673 S8713 2001

7 editions First published in 2001

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Cover of: Sputnik Sweetheart
2001, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Sputnik Sweetheart
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: The sputnik sweetheart
2001, Alfred A Knopf
The sputnik sweetheart
in English
Cover of: Sputnik Sweetheart
April 24, 2001, Knopf
Sputnik Sweetheart
in English
Cover of: The sputnik sweetheart
2002, Vintage International
The sputnik sweetheart
in English - 1st Vintage International ed.
Cover of: Sputnik Sweetheart
October 3, 2002, Vintage
Sputnik Sweetheart
Paperback in English - New Ed edition
Cover of: Sputnik Sweetheart
October 3, 2002, Vintage
Sputnik Sweetheart
Cover of: Sputnik Sweetheart
April 9, 2002, Vintage
Sputnik Sweetheart
in English

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July 22, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: In library
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