Tokyo/New York: Kodansha International, (1989). First American edition. Hardcover. Small 4to. Quarter green cloth over blue boards. In original pictorial dust jacket. Near fine in a very good plus DJ. Some light edgewear, bumps to jacket; mild rubbing to front panel, trace toning to flaps. Book shows minimal touches of foxing to page edges. Interior bright, clean throughout. Good and sound. 299pp. Near fine / very good +. Item #18852
Early defining work by Murakami; his third novel (and third in the "Trilogy of the Rat"). First published in Japanese in 1982, this is the first English edition.