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From Haruki Murakami, internationally acclaimed author of The Wind-Up Bird Chronicleand Norwegian Wood, comes this work of literary journalism that is as fascinating as it is necessary, and as provocative as it is profound.

In March of 1995, agents of a Japanese religious cult attacked the Tokyo subway system with sarin, a gas twenty-six times as deadly as cyanide. In an attempt to discover the motivations behind the attack, Murakami conducted hundreds of interviews with the people involved, from the survivors to the perpetrators to the relatives of those who died. Concerned with the fundamental issues that led to the attack as well as these personal accounts, Underground is a document of what happened in Tokyo as well as a warning of what could happen anywhere.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chilling…Murakami weaves a compelling true tale of normal lives faced with abnormal realities.”

    Sunday Tribune (Dublin)

  • “Through Murakami’s sensitive yet relentless questioning, it emerges that the people who joined Aum felt just as adrift in the world as Murakami’s own [fictional] characters do.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Powerfully observed…A rattling chronicle of violence and terror.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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