Wind-up Bird


The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (ねじまき鳥クロニクル Nejimakidori Kuronikuru  is a novel published in 1994–1995 by Japanese author Haruki Murakami. The first published translation was by Alfred Birnbaum. The American translation and its British adaptation, dubbed the "only official translations" (English)are by Jay Rubin and were first published in1997. For this novel, Murakami received the Yomiuri Literary Award, which was awarded to him by one of his harshest former critics, Kenzaburo Oe.

The novel is about a low-key unemployed man, Toru Okada, whose cat runs away. A chain of events follows that prove that his seemingly mundane life is much more complicated than it appears.

Written by Ukonthorn Volta — January 15, 2015