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Haruki Murakami ~ The Elephant Vanishes

elephantJust finished reading an early collection of Haruki Murakami short stories, The Elephant Vanishes.
The volume begins with the story that would eventually become the opening chapter of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (worth rereading, certainly) and a bouquet of his most riveting miniatures. My favourites included the darkly exuberant Sleep, The Dancing Dwarf, Slow Boat to China (actually gasped aloud in that one; so poignant), and the eponymous title track.
I’m really relishing this Murakami immersion.

Making my way chronologically now through the rest. next up is South of the Border, West of the Sun.

 

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