“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

  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.

Item Number: 42023

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. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Haruki Murakami on the title page. Jacket design by Chip Kidd. Translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin. Fine in a fine dust jacket.

"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).