The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami

Finished reading this book on November 5, 2006

Alternate cover edition here.

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 to a twilight world of semi-consciousness in which anything seems possible—even death. In every one of the stories that make up The Elephant Vanishes, Murakami makes a determined assault on the normal. He has a deadpan genius for dislocating realities to uncover the surreal in the everyday, the extraordinary in the ordinary.

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  • The Elephant Vanishes
  • Author: Haruki Murakami
  • Finished reading: November 5, 2006
  • Number of pages: 327
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