A mystery story about love, the cosmos and other fictional universes
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...
'Confirms Murakami as a master of his craft... Out of this world' Time Out
Publication Date: 03-Oct-2002
Publisher: Penguin Random House