- Publisher : RHUK (8 February 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0099448750
- ISBN-13 : 978-0099448754
- Item Weight : 234 g
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
- Country of Origin : India
A dizzying short story collection that displays Murakami's genius for uncovering the surreal in the everyday, the extraordinary within the ordinary
*Featuring the story ‘Barn Burning’, the inspiration behind the Palme d’Or nominated film Burning*
When a man's favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset. A couple's midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald's. A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden. An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible - even death.
In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal.