In this dark and beautiful novel, Haruki Murakami tells the story of a man who becomes obsessed with a photograph of a sheep. From Murakami, one of our greatest writers comes this mesmerizing thriller exploring the human heart’s dark side. It is a story of good and evil, passion and yearning, god and prayer: a brilliant work by one of the world’s great writers.
On the surface, this is a book about sheep: a man and his girlfriend, both aimless and disillusioned, each desperate for change. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep and a request: Place the photograph somewhere it will be seen. But beneath this surface, something else is going on: two people are at war with themselves.
The man in this story receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen. The man is somewhat dazed by his girlfriend’s perfect ears, which possess the power to bewitch. His aimless life passes on one endless day after another until he begins to wonder whether this is really happening or if it is just a very strange dream. Then he receives another letter from his friend, with instructions for hanging more photographs – and thus begins an increasingly bizarre journey that might lead to murder.
This tale of mystery and searching for a mysterious sheep is one of Haruki Murakami’s most beguiling works. A Wild Sheep Chase is an enthralling journey into the mind, a novel that succeeds in both pulling you in closer to its world and pushing you out again, keeping you guessing until it’s final pages. The story begins as our nameless protagonist receives a letter from his estranged friend with a photograph of a sheep on it and instruction: Place this photo in a visible location where no one will see it. But where?
About A Wild Sheep Chase Book
The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen.
Then, one September afternoon, the phone rings, and the adventure begin. Welcome to the wild sheep chase.
The sheep photo is intended to reawaken his love of life, but this task proves difficult. He says he doesn’t care about sheep, and no one else seems to either. But the more he tries to forget the image, the more he finds himself drawn into a mysterious game in which shepherds, farmers, and wolves begin to haunt him.