Strange, idiosyncratic and told with a bone-dry wit, these stories grip, disturb, provoke and catch you by surprise. Surprise because they are so recognisable but not predictable. What we recognise in these stories is a tension. A tension that exists as much in London as in Tokyo.

Murakami became a national celebrity when his novel Norwegian Wood sold over 4 million copies in Japan. His collection of short stories entitled The Elephant Vanishes reveal Japan as experienced from the inside, dislocating realities to uncover the surreal in the everyday, the extraordinary in the ordinary.

In Japanese with English surtitles, production not suitable for under-14s.

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