South of the Border, West of the Sun: A Novel - Vintage International

Haruki Murakami

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In South of the Border, West of the Sun, the simple arc of a man's life--with its attendant rhythms of success and disappointment--becomes the exquisite literary terrain of Haruki Murakami's most haunting work.

Born in 1951 in an affluent Tokyo suburb, Hajime--beginning in Japanese--has arrived at middle age wanting for almost nothing. The postwar years have brought him a fine marriage, two daughters, and an enviable career as the proprietor of two jazz clubs. Yet a nagging sense of inauthenticity about his success threatens Hajime's happiness. And a boyhood memory of a wise, lonely girl named Shimamoto clouds his heart.

When Shimamoto shows up one rainy night, now a breathtaking beauty with a secret from which she is unable to escape, the fault lines of doubt in Hajime's quotidian existence begin to give way. And the details of stolen moments past and present--a Nat King Cole melody, a face pressed against a window, a handful of ashes drifting downriver to the sea--threaten to undo him completely. Rich, mysterious, quietly dazzling, South of the Border, West of the Sun is Haruki Murakami's wisest and most compelling fiction.

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224 pages

Medie Bøger     Paperback Bog   (Bog med blødt omslag og limet ryg)
Udgave Reprint edition
Udgivet 14/03-2000
ISBN13 9780679767398
Forlag Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Antal sider 224
Mål 133 × 201 × 23 mm
Vægt 214 gram
Sprog Engelsk  
Translator Gabriel, Philip