Wind/Pinball includes Haruki Murakami's first two novels, published back-to-back, available for the first time in English outside Japan. With a new introduction by the author.
Haruki Murakami is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His books include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange Library. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize.
"Murakami fans will no doubt delight in this new publication. For newcomers, these early works are an excellent introduction to a writer who has since become one of the most influential novelists of his generation" -- Hannah Beckerman Observer "Murakami's way of making emotionally resonant images and symbols bump around on the page, and in one's mind, remains fresh, miraculously, more than 35 years on" -- Jerome Boyd Maunsell Evening Standard "Wind/Pinball is a fresh, heart-warming dose of the Japanese master" Economist "To read a Murakami book is to feel comforted by the familiarity and predictability of its strangeness. These are Murakami's two earliest novels and so, like archaeological artefacts, they detail the early construction of his now-famous style." -- Claire Kohda Hazelton The Times Literary Supplement "quintessential Murakami... an excellent introduction to a writer who has since become one of the most influential novelists of his generation" -- Guardian Hannah Beckerman