Sputnik Sweetheart

Author(s): Haruki Murakami


"Sumire is in love with a woman seventeen years her senior. But whereas Miu is glamorous and successful, Sumire is an aspiring writer who dresses in an oversized second-hand coat and heavy boots like a character in a Kerouac novel. Sumire spends hours on the phone talking to her best friend K about the big questions in life- what is sexual desire, and should she ever tell Miu how she feels for her? Meanwhile K wonders whether he should confess his own unrequited love for Sumire. Then, a desperate Miu calls from a small Greek island- Sumire has mysteriously vanished..."

Review by Fantine;

'When Sumire, a young aspiring writer disappears without a trace from a tiny greek island Miu, 17 years her senior and the object of Sumires all-consuming desire enlists the help of K, Sumire’s friend who has silently loved her for years. This book blurs the lines; between love and lust, between reality and dreams, wanting and needing, how sometimes it is impossible to separate the two and that unattainability can become all-consuming. Murakami's writing is stunning, this book was an enthralling experience.'

- Fantine, Bookseller at Collins Moonee Ponds


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A mystery story about love, the cosmos and other fictional universes

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.

General Fields

  • : 9780099448471
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Arrow
  • : 0.179
  • : October 2012
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Haruki Murakami
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : English
  • : 240
  • : Modern fiction