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By Haruki Murakami

First publication within the "Trilogy of the Rat"

The author remembers the times of his early twenties. The biology pupil handed his summer time holiday aimlessly again at his domestic city. There are episodes approximately his youth and his 3 ladies whose names and faces have lengthy been forgotten. Amid the bar scenes of cigarettes, french fries and beers, there has been nonetheless more space for his favorite writer and the chunks of his philosophies.

Hear the Wind Sing used to be by no means published in any English-speaking international locations, yet a translation was once offered in Japan with the intention to increase one's English interpreting abilities, entire with a word list within the again with the tougher phrases outlined in eastern.

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