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Sputnik Sweetheart

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Product Type: Fiction
Vendor: Keny Stationery

Author : Haruki Murakami
Condition : New

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  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Edition : 2002
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Fiction
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Haruki Murakami's "Sputnik Sweetheart" is a mesmerizing exploration of love, loss, and existential longing that weaves together the ordinary and the surreal. The narrative unfolds through the lens of the protagonist, Sumire, an aspiring writer navigating the complexities of her emotions. The story takes a surreal turn when Sumire falls in love with an older and successful businesswoman named Miu. Their relationship becomes a focal point for Murakami's contemplation on the elusive nature of love, where desire and reality often exist on divergent planes.

As the narrative deepens, Sumire mysteriously disappears on a small Greek island, leaving behind an enigmatic letter that intensifies the novel's dreamlike quality. The novel seamlessly blends the everyday with the fantastical, as characters grapple with existential questions and the ineffable nature of human connection.

Murakami's prose is both poetic and philosophical, inviting readers into a world where the ordinary becomes extraordinary. The symbolism of Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, adds layers to the narrative, symbolizing both the vastness of the universe and the isolation of the individual.

"Sputnik Sweetheart" is a contemplative and evocative journey into the complexities of the human heart, offering a unique blend of magical realism and psychological insight. Murakami's narrative prowess transforms mundane moments into profound reflections on the human experience, making this novel a captivating and thought-provoking exploration of love's mysteries and the inherent loneliness of the soul.

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"Sputnik Sweetheart" by Haruki Murakami is a lyrical and existential exploration of love's complexities and the elusive nature of identity. The novel follows Sumire, an aspiring writer with a penchant for unconventional choices, as she becomes entangled in a mysterious and transcendent love affair with Miu, a successful businesswoman. When Sumire mysteriously disappears on a small Greek island, her friend K, the novel's narrator, embarks on a quest to unravel the enigma surrounding her disappearance.

Murakami's narrative weaves a dreamlike tapestry, blurring the boundaries between reality and imagination. The novel delves into themes of longing, loneliness, and the inexplicable connections that bind individuals across time and space. As characters grapple with the complexities of desire and self-discovery, "Sputnik Sweetheart" unfolds as a poignant meditation on the human condition, leaving readers captivated by its evocative prose and contemplative exploration of the mysteries that define our existence.


About the Author

Haruki Murakami:

In 1978, Haruki Murakami was twenty-nine and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers' award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, that turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon.

In works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and Men Without Women, Murakami's distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring his place as one of the world's most acclaimed and well-loved writers.