cover image A Wild Sheep Chase

A Wild Sheep Chase

Haruki Murakami. Plume Books, $12.95 (304pp) ISBN 978-0-452-26516-5

A Japanese yuppie plunges into chaos after he discovers a snapshot depicting a unique crossbreed of sheep. In ``a comic combination of disparate styles: a mock-hardboiled mystery, a metaphysical speculation and an ironic first-person account of an impossible quest . . . Murakami emerges as a wholly original talent,'' PW wrote. (Nov.)