same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his
internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled
Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection
of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant
vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive
them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman
discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who
burrows up through her backyard.
haunting and hilarious, The Elephant Vanishes is further proof of
Murakami’s ability to cross the border between separate realities and to
come back bearing treasure. Download and start listening now!