South of the Border, West of the Sun

  • von Haruki Murakami
  • Sprecher: Eric Loren
  • 6 Std. 33 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


In South of the Border, West of the Sun, the simple arc of a man's life - with its attendant rhythms of success and disappointment - becomes the exquisite literary terrain of Haruki Murakami's most haunting work.
Born in 1951 in an affluent Tokyo suburb, Hajime - beginning in Japanese - has arrived at middle age wanting for almost nothing. The postwar years have brought him a fine marriage, two daughters, and an enviable career as the proprietor of two jazz clubs. Yet a nagging sense of inauthenticity about his success threatens Hajime's happiness. And a boyhood memory of a wise, lonely girl named Shimamoto clouds his heart.
When Shimamoto shows up one rainy night, now a breathtaking beauty with a secret from which she is unable to escape, the fault lines of doubt in Hajime's quotidian existence begin to give way. And the details of stolen moments past and present - a Nat King Cole melody, a face pressed against a window, a handful of ashes drifting downriver to the sea - threaten to undo him completely. Rich, mysterious, quietly dazzling, South of the Border, West of the Sun is Haruki Murakami's wisest and most compelling fiction.


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a fascinating story

the novel begins very much like a typical coming of age story, but develops in unexpected ways - fantasy and reality can no longer be differentiated.
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- EH

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 08.10.2013
  • Verlag: Random House Audio