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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

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In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world.

On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 04/10/2001
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.24w x 0.86d
ISBN: 9780375725807
Award: Firecracker Alternative Book Award - Nominee

About the Author
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul.