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Dance Dance Dance (Harvill Panther) [Paperback]

Haruki Murakami , Alfred Birnbaum
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"Loaded with mystery, mysticism, sex and rock'n'roll... Fast-moving and funny... The narrative voice pulls like a diesel" Los Angeles Times; "There are novelists who dare to imagine the future but none are as scrupulously, amusingly up-to-the-minute as Murakami" Newsday

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An assault on the senses, part murder mystery, part metaphysical speculation; a fable for our times as catchy as a rock song blasting from the window of a sports car. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

High-class call girls billed to Mastercard. A psychic 13-year-old dropout with a passion for Talking Heads. A hunky matinee idol doomed to play dentists and teachers. A one-armed beach-combing poet, an uptight hotel clerk and one very bemused narrator caught in the web of advanced capitalist mayhem. Combine this offbeat cast of characters with Murakami's idiosyncratic prose and out comes Dance Dance Dance.

'If Raymond Chandler had lived long enough to see Blade Runner, he might have written something like Dance Dance Dance' Observer

'Mr Murakami writes metaphysical Far Easterns with a Western beat' New York Times

'An entertaining adventure that takes us to the frozen north of Japan to the dark, damp corners of the imagination... Reading Dance Dance Dance is a bit like being taken blindfold on a joy-ride' Independent

'Murakami reveals throughout, along with turn-on-a-sixpence plotting and joyous satirical energy, a old-fashioned interest in creating a corps of living characters: exotic and eccentric, but always real' Scotsman

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark, 1Q84 and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.
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