Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel.
Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life: what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire.
Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island: Sumire has mysteriously vanished...
** Murakami’s new novel is coming **
COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE
'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he’d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'
Sputnik Sweetheart has touched me deeper and pushed me further than anything I've read in a long time
How does Murakami manage to make poetry while writing of contemporary life and emotions? I am weak-kneed with admiration
A beautiful novel, as light as a feather, and yet enduringly sad... a captivating book from one of the world's most interesting authors
Murakami has been compared to everyone from Raymond Carver to Raymond Chandler - which should tell you only one thing: he's unique
Confirms Murakami as a master of his craft... Out of this world
Tokyo has inspired all manner of writers, from home and abroad, seeking to evoke its unique atmosphere over the years.