“Memories and thoughts age, just as people do. But certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade": First Edition of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles; Signed by Haruki Murakami and Illustrator Chip Kidd

  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.


Item Number: 95344

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

First edition of Murakami’s heroically imaginative novel, which is at once a detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets of World War II. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page and additionally signed by the jacket illustrator Chip Kidd. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.

"A beguiling sense of mystery suffuses The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and draws us irresistibly and ever deeper into the phantasmagoria of pain and memory. . . . Compelling [and] convincing" (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

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