Author: Murakami Haruki
Brand: Penguin Random House
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Package Dimensions: 16x192x181
Number Of Pages: 240
Release Date: 03-10-2002
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Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.
Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.
Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished…
Sputnik Sweetheart has touched me deeper and pushed me further than anything I’ve read in a long time — Julie Myerson ―
How does Murakami manage to make poetry while writing of contemporary life and emotions? I am weak-kneed with admiration ―
Independent on Sunday
A beautiful novel, as light as a feather, and yet enduringly sad… a captivating book from one of the world’s most interesting authors ―
Murakami has been compared to everyone from Raymond Carver to Raymond Chandler – which should tell you only one thing: he’s unique ―
Confirms Murakami as a master of his craft… Out of this world ―
About the Author
In 1978, Haruki Murakami was twenty-nine and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers’ award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, that turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. In works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and Men Without Women, Murakami’s distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring his place as one of the world’s most acclaimed and well-loved writers.