Haruki Murakami Republishes Original Novellas Wind and Pinball

With more than 15 years of experience helping to defend the constitutional rights of his clients, attorney Geoffrey Scovil operates his private Albuquerque practice and contracts with the New Mexico Public Defender Department. Away from representing his Albuquerque-area clients, Geoffrey Scovil pursues a variety of interests and enjoys reading fiction by Haruki Murakami.

The author of such works as 19Q4 and Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami recently published a compilation of his debut and sophomore novellas–Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973–together titled Wind/Pinball. In 1979, the former earned the Gunzou Literature Prize, awarded to emerging writers, and established the foundation for The Trilogy of The Rat, with Pinball, 1973, serving as the first sequel.

Available in a new English translation, Wind/Pinball explores themes of loneliness and obsession through the lives of man called the Rat and a nameless narrator. Additionally, Murakami has written a new introduction that details his decision to write professionally and his early creative processes.


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