The Elephant Vanishes: Stories

Haruki Murakami

The Elephant Vanishes: Stories
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The Elephant Vanishes: Stories

Haruki Murakami

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. Includes the story Barn Burning, which is the basis for the major motion picture Burning.

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