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The Resource Sputnik sweetheart : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Sputnik sweetheart : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Label
Sputnik sweetheart : a novel
Title
Sputnik sweetheart
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
The scenario is as simple as it is uncomfortable: a college student falls in love (once and for all, despite everything that transpires afterward) with a classmate whose devotion to Kerouac and an untidy writerly life precludes any personal commitments--until she meets a considerably older and far more sophisticated businesswoman. It is through this wormhole that she enters Murakami's surreal yet humane universe, to which she serves as guide both for us and for her frustrated suitor, now a teacher. In the course of her travels from parochial Japan through Europe and ultimately to an island off the coast of Greece, she disappears without a trace, leaving only lineaments of her fate: computer accounts of bizarre events and stories within stories. The teacher, summoned to assist in the search for her, experiences his own ominous, haunting visions, which lead him nowhere but home to Japan--and there, under the expanse of deep space and the still-orbiting Sputnik, he finally achieves a true understanding of his beloved
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2001
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046534
Cataloging source
BKL
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1949-
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Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.635
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL856.U673
LC item number
S8713 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gabriel, Philip
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers
  • Women novelists
  • Businesswomen
  • Missing persons
  • Unrequited love
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Sputnik sweetheart : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780375411694
Lccn
00062004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 49604409
  • (OCoLC)49604409
Label
Sputnik sweetheart : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780375411694
Lccn
00062004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 49604409
  • (OCoLC)49604409

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