November Book Club at Writer's Block Bookstore

Join us Wednesday, November 29 at 6:15pm to discuss Haruki Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. 

Japan's most highly regarded novelist now vaults into the first ranks of international fiction writers with this heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II.

In a Tokyo suburb a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat. Soon he finds himself looking for his wife as well in a netherworld that lies beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. As these searches intersect, Okada encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists: a psychic prostitute; a malevolent yet mediagenic politician; a cheerfully morbid sixteen-year-old-girl; and an aging war veteran who has been permanently changed by the hideous things he witnessed during Japan's forgotten campaign in Manchuria.

Gripping, prophetic, suffused with comedy and menace, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force equal in scope to the masterpieces of Mishima and Pynchon.

After the discussion, we will go through the recent Advanced Readers Copies to pick out reads for next spring. Bring a bag to carry some ARCs home with you, too!

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 6:15pm

Event address: 

124 E. Welbourne Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679775430
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - September 1st, 1998