Sputnik Sweetheart (Paperback)Haruki Murakami (author,author of introduction)
A dream-like tale of doubt, loss and unrequited passion, Murakami's stunning novel follows the Narrator K as he battles with his unspoken love for his best friend Surami who, whilst travelling in Europe, mysteriously disappears on a Greek island.
A mystery story about love, the cosmos and other fictional universes.
Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. Miu is glamorous and successful. Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.
Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.
Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished...
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
'Sputnik Sweetheart has touched me deeper and pushed me further than anything I've read in a long time' - Julie Myerson, Guardian
'How does Murakami manage to make poetry while writing of contemporary life and emotions? I am weak-kneed with admiration' - Independent on Sunday
'A beautiful novel, as light as a feather, and yet enduringly sad... a captivating book from one of the world's most interesting authors' - Sunday Herald
'Murakami has been compared to everyone from Raymond Carver to Raymond Chandler - which should tell you only one thing: he's unique' - Independent
'Confirms Murakami as a master of his craft... Out of this world' - Time Out
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