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Cover of: Dansu, dansu, dansu by Murakami Haruki
About the Book

He burst upon the international scene with the wildly acclaimed A Wild Sheep Chase. He quickly came to represent the quirky voice of a new generation of Japanese writers. Now Haruki Murakami gives us his wittiest, boldest, most daring work to date. Dance dance dance continues the extraordinary adventure of an ordinary man. At thirty something, Murakami's nameless hero lives in a hi-tech, high-rise world where old virtues die fast and success is all that matters. He has shared in the glittering city's spoils, and while he has not sold his soul, he knows that something is lacking in his life. Now, in dreams, a mysterious woman weeps softly - for him. Yet, even as he tries to understand why, the voice that beckons is not hers. And still he dreams. Bizarre dreams that propel him down byways of his life in search of ... ? His is a strange odyssey: en route, a thirteen-year-old girl, distressingly beautiful and clairvoyant, is his constant companion; a classmate, now oozing charm on TV soaps, grapples with murder; a lady of the night becomes his guardian angel; and an eccentric Sheep Man materializes to counsel and cajole. What's a fellow to do? Dance. You gotta dance as long as the music plays. And dance is what our hero does ... in the most unexpected ways!

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Excerpts

I often dream about the Dolphin Hotel.
added anonymously.
“Dance," said the Sheep Man. "Yougottadance. Aslongasthemusicplays. Yougotta dance. Don'teventhinkwhy. Starttothink, yourfeetstop. Yourfeetstop, wegetstuck. Wegetstuck, you'restuck. Sodon'tpayanymind, nomatterhowdumb. Yougottakeepthestep. Yougottalimberup. Yougottaloosenwhatyoubolteddown. Yougottauseallyougot. Weknowyou're tired, tiredandscared. Happenstoeveryone, okay? Justdon'tletyourfeetstop.”
added by Angélica Reis.
“It's a question of attitude. If you really work at something you can do it up to a point. If you really work at being happy you can do it up to a point. But anything more than that you can't. Anything more than that is luck.”
added by Angélica Reis.

17 editions First published in 1988

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Cover of: Dansu, dansu, dansu
1988, Kōdansha
Dansu, dansu, dansu
in Japanese
Cover of: Dansu, dansu, dansu
1991, Kōdansha
Dansu, dansu, dansu
in Japanese
Cover of: Dance Dance Dance
1994, Kodansha, Advanced Readers Copy
Dance Dance Dance
Paperback
Cover of: Dance dance dance
1994, Hamish Hamilton
Dance dance dance
in English
Cover of: Dance dance dance
1994, Kodansha International, Distributed in the U.S. by Kodansha America
Dance dance dance
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Danse, danse, danse
1995, Editions du Seuil
Danse, danse, danse
in French
Cover of: Dance dance dance
1995, Vintage Books
Dance dance dance
in English - 1st Vintage international ed.
Cover of: Dance, dance, dance
1995, Penguin
Dance, dance, dance
in English
Cover of: Dance, dance, dance--
2001, Amfora
Dance, dance, dance--
in Russian
Cover of: Wu, wu, wu ba
2001, Bo yi chu ban
Wu, wu, wu ba
in Chinese - 880-02 Di 8 ban.
Cover of: Dance Dance Dance
2002, The Harvill Press
Dance Dance Dance
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Dance, Dance, Dance
February 7, 2002, Vintage
Dance, Dance, Dance
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Tanz mit dem Schafsmann
2002, DuMont
Tanz mit dem Schafsmann
Hardcover in German
Cover of: Dance, Dance, Dance
February 7, 2002, Vintage
Dance, Dance, Dance
Cover of: Tanz mit dem Schafsmann
2003, btb
Tanz mit dem Schafsmann
Paperback in German
Cover of: Dance, Dance, Dance
2006, Amfora
Dance, Dance, Dance
Hardcover in Russian
Cover of: Dance Dance Dance
November 1, 2007, Naxos AudioBooks
Dance Dance Dance
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition

History Created December 10, 2009 · 17 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

February 26, 2017 Edited by Timothée Flutre use original title
February 26, 2017 Edited by Timothée Flutre new french edition
January 25, 2017 Edited by Darby Added new cover
January 1, 2017 Edited by Darby Edited without comment.
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page