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The Resource A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase

Label
A Wild Sheep Chase
Title
A Wild Sheep Chase
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best.An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn't realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons
Summary
In this hybrid of mythology and mystery, a twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company's advertisement. What he doesn't realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. This catapults him into a surreal and elaborate quest to find the mythical sheep in the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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046535
Cataloging source
HCO
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1949-
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Murakami, Haruki
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1957-
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Birnbaum, Alfred
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
A Wild Sheep Chase
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:019bd0b4-87da-46b4-a94d-7b9b0a73b2f7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307762726
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Wild Sheep Chase
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:019bd0b4-87da-46b4-a94d-7b9b0a73b2f7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780307762726
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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