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The Elephant Vanishes (original 1985; edition 2001)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679750533, Paperback)With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard.
By turns haunting and hilarious, The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of Murakami's ability to cross the border between separate realities -- and to come back bearing treasure.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:34:44 -0400)
Contains seventeen short fiction stories by Haruki Murakami about people whose lives veer off the path of normalcy.
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