The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Explore the depths of Tokyo's suburbs and uncover buried secrets of World War II alongside Toru Okada in this heroically imaginative novel. A detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and a gripping exploration of a netherworld hidden beneath the placid surface of Tokyo. Alongside a cast of bizarre allies and antagonists, including a psychic prostitute, a malevolent politician, and an aging war veteran, Okada's search for his wife and her missing cat takes him on a prophetic journey that combines comedy and menace. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force that rivals Mishima and Pynchon in scope.