Item No: #362349 [Camino Island in Japanese, titled Chasing Great Gatsby] Gureto gyatsubi o oe [Signed Issue]. Haruki Murakami, John Grisham.
[Camino Island in Japanese, titled Chasing Great Gatsby] Gureto gyatsubi o oe [Signed Issue]
[Camino Island in Japanese, titled Chasing Great Gatsby] Gureto gyatsubi o oe [Signed Issue]

Signed Murakami

[Camino Island in Japanese, titled Chasing Great Gatsby] Gureto gyatsubi o oe [Signed Issue]

Notes: In addition to being a prolific novelist, Murakami has done extensive translation work, including bringing many American writers like Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Ursula LeGuin, Truman Capote, J. D. Salinger, and Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) into Japanese. Translation, with running, is one of his main avocations, something he does for fun.

This is a translation of John Grisham's Camino Island, a book about Fitzgerald manuscripts stolen from the Princeton Library. A small number of copies signed by Murakami were offered to bookstores in Japan and this is one of those, signed in Japanese above a rubber stamp of Murakami's name in English.

413, [3] pages. 5-1/2 by 7-3/4 inches.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, with the publication date and "初版" on the second line of the colophon). A fine hardcover copy in a fine dust jacket and obi (wrap-around band). Signed by Murakami on the front free endpaper.

Publication: Tokyo: Chuokoron-shinsha, 2020.

ISBN: 9784120053412

Item No: #362349

Price: $400