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The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
by Haruki Murakami

Published: 1994-06-28
Paperback : 336 pages
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Includes the story "Barn Burning" which is now the basis for the major motion picture Burning

In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display.

In these stories, a man sees his favorite ...
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Includes the story "Barn Burning" which is now the basis for the major motion picture Burning

In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display.

In these stories, 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, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures

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  "Quotidian Fantasia"by [email protected] (see profile) 06/24/19

In typical Murakami fashion, in these short stories, mundane day to day life meets Bizzaro World. "On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning", "Sleep", and "Barn Burning" are short story... (read more)

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