In this propulsive novel by one of the most idiosyncratically brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table.
As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Haruki Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence and metaphysical dread in which he collides with call girls; plays chaperone to a lovely teenaged psychic; and receives cryptic instructions from a shabby but oracular Sheep Man. "Dance, Dance, Dance" (the sequel to "A wild sheep chase") is a tense, poignant, and often hilarious ride through the cultural Cuisinart that is contemporary Japan, a place where everything that is not up for sale is up for grabs.
"The plot is addictive." - "Detroit Free Press"
"There are novelists who dare to imagine the future, but none is as scrupulously, amusingly up-to-the-minute as ... Murakami." - "Newsday"
"A world-class writer who . . . takes big risks. ... If Murakami is the voice of a generation, then it is the genera-tion of Thomas Pynchon and Don De- Lillo." - "Washington Post Book World"