A dizzying short story collection that displays Murakami’s genius for uncovering the surreal in the everyday, the extraordinary within the ordinary
- When a man’s favourite elephant vanishes, the balance of his whole life is subtly upset.
- A couple’s midnight hunger pangs drive them to hold up a McDonald’s.
- A woman finds she is irresistible to a small green monster that burrows through her front garden.
- An insomniac wife wakes up in a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible – even death.
In every one of these stories Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal.