Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [iv], 299,  pages
Publisher: Tokyo New York: Kodansha International, 1989.
A handsome first printing of the first American edition, tips slightly bumped, else in Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. Signed by Haruki Murakami with added stamp on the front fly leaf. Kodansha International stamp to rear fly leaf. Originally published in 1982 in Japanese.
Murakami's first novel published in the US, sequel to Pinball (1973) and the third book in the Trilogy of the Rat. The account of the unnamed, modern Japanese yuppie: divorced, in a mildly exciting relationship and a much less exciting job as an ad copywriter, he lives unexceptionally until a photograph throws his life into chaos. Translated from the Japanese Hitsuji o Meguru Boken by Alfred Birnbaum.