Publisher description for Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : a novel / Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum.


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Counter Japan's most widely-read and controversial writer, author of A Wild Sheep Chase, hurtles into the consciousness of the West with this narrative about a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, and various thugs, librarians, and subterranean monsters--not to mention Bob Dylan and Lauren Bacall.

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