The Elephant Vanishes: Stories (Hardcover)

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This collection of other wordly short stories distills Haruki Murakami's unique voice and world view into a single volume. Unforgettable!

— Parke


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.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679420576
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication Date: March 1st, 1993
Pages: 327