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The Resource A wild sheep chase, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum

A wild sheep chase, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum

Label
A wild sheep chase
Title
A wild sheep chase
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
It begins simply enough: 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. Thus begins a surreal and elaborate quest that takes our hero from the urban haunts of Tokyo to the remote and snowy mountains of northern Japan, where he confronts not only the mythological sheep, but the confines of tradition and the demons deep within himself
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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046535
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL856.U673
LC item number
H5713 1989
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Birnbaum, Alfred
  • Okamoto, Shigeo
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese fiction
  • Sheep
  • Japanese fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A wild sheep chase, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Front jacket illustration by Shigeo Okamoto
  • Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru bōken
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm19670739
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780870119057
Lccn
88080299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)19670739
Label
A wild sheep chase, Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Front jacket illustration by Shigeo Okamoto
  • Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru bōken
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm19670739
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780870119057
Lccn
88080299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)19670739

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