Haruki Murakami: A Wild Sheep Chase

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Haruki Murakami: A Wild Sheep Chase

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3rd July 2006




9 hours 35 minutes


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Haruki Murakami: A Wild Sheep Chase

Read by Rupert Degas

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Haruki Murakami: A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase – Part One

About her background I know almost nothing

Part Two – July, Eight Years Earlier

I held out a box of tissues to her

3. The Slip

Part Three – September, Two Months Later

I first became acquainted with her (or rather her ears)...

‘What a lovely place,’ she said. ‘Do you come here often?’

‘As a close friend, there’re a couple of things I want to ask you...’

‘I grew up in an ordinary little town, went to an ordinary school.’

5. Unblocked Ears

6. The Further Adventures of Unblocked Ears

Part Four – A Wild Sheep Chase, I

‘Okay, I know what you’re trying to say,’ I said...

8. Now the Strange Man

‘You are familiar with the party’s name, I trust?’ said the man

9. ‘The Boss’

10. Counting Sheep

11. The Limo and Its Driver

12. Wherefore the Worm Universe

But then some joker of an architect came along to attach...

Part Five – Letters from The Rat and Assorted Reminiscences

Let me tell you about the towns I've seen..

14. The Rat’s Second Letter (Postmarked May, This Year)

What the hell was I talking about? Women, that’s right

I found the letter in my mailbox as I was leaving my apartment…

15. The Song Is Over

The third J’s Bar was a quarter of a mile away, by the river

At nine o’clock, J’s Bar was starting to get crowded...

16. She Drinks Her Salty Dog, Talking about the Sound of the Waves

The drizzle still hadn’t let up by five o’clock the next evening

‘It seems I'm boring you.’ I shook my head

Part Six – A Wild Sheep Chase, II

Even after I'd finished, the man stared at me without comment

‘Did you notice anything out of the ordinary?’

18. The Strange Man’s Strange Tale Goes On

When he finished talking, the man cleared his throat

At that the man lit his cigarette

I balanced the lighter in my hand. It had an excellent feel to it

19. The Limo and Its Driver, Again

20. Summer’s End, Autumn’s Beginning

21. One in Five Thousand

22. Sunday Afternoon Picnic

There was a travel agency near the train station, where I booked...

23. Limited but Tenacious Thinking

The man read back the items from his notepad. A memo well taken

24. One for the Kipper

The chauffeur took us to the airport. The cat rode quietly up front...

We received our boarding passes at the airport check-in counter...

Part Seven – The Dolphin Hotel Affair

We came out of the movie theatre and strolled the twilit streets,..

I wrote my name on the card but had second thoughts...

26. Enter the Sheep Professor

The fifth, then the sixth day passed. October laid heavy on the town

‘Just great,’ said I. This ‘just great’ business was becoming a habit

27. The Sheep Professor Eats All, Tells All

‘February 1936. The Sheep Professor is ordered home to Japan.’

The Sheep Professor had long hair, white as snow

The Sheep Professor began. ‘It was the summer of 1935...’

I began with the route the sheep took after it left...

28. Farewell to the Dolphin Hotel

Part Eight – A Wild Sheep Chase, III

It’s not obvious why the Ainu youth, instead of returning...

Of course, the government was not being generous for nothing...

30. The Further Decline of Junitaki and Its Sheep

A few minutes before departure time, she returned with a bag...

Beyond the shops, the road ambled down a slope to the river...

The livestock officer drove a small sedan

The caretaker was next to the barn, stacking plastic bags...

31. Night in Junitaki

32. An Unlucky Bend in the Road

‘You leave the disinfecting to the afternoon?’

After thirty minutes’ drive, the paved surface suddenly disappeared...

The sky was weighed down with a moist, uniform gray...

Straight on across the pasture stood an old American-style...

Only in the farther small bedroom was there any lingering scent...

33. She Leaves the Mountain; Hunger Strikes

34. A Find in the Garage; Thoughts in the Middle of the Pasture

35. The Sheep Man Cometh

‘I’m looking for a friend of mine,’ I ventured

36. The Winds’ Own Private Thoroughfare

Something gnawed at me. Something that had passed before...

Seated on the edge of a bridge, watching me, was the Sheep Man

Early in the afternoon of the ninth day, I was looking through...

37. Things the Mirror Shows, Things the Mirror Doesn’t

On the twelfth day, snow fell for the third time

38. And So Time Passes

39. Dwellers in Darkness

40. The Rat Who Wound the Clock

I could say nothing

The Rat let go a good, jolly laugh from off in the dark

41. Green Cords and Red Cords; Frozen Seagulls

42. Return Visit to the Unlucky Bend

43. The Twelve-O’clock Rendezvous


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