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“A college student, identified only as “K” falls in love with his classmate, Sumire. But devotion to untidy writerly life precludes her from any personal commitments—until she meet Miu, an older and more sophisticated businesswoman. When Sumire disappears from the island off the coast of Greece, “K” is solicited to join the search party and finds himself drawn back into her world and beset by ominous, haunting visions. A love story combined with a detective story, Sputnik sweetheart ultimately lingers in the mind as profound meditation on human longing”
This is what was written on the book’s cover
This is my 3rd book by Haruki Murakami…somehow I’ve become one of his fans. His novel as usual gives twisted ending. In Sputnik Sweetheart, like Dance Dance Dance, Murakami didn’t give the main character a name. This man was a elementary school teacher. When he was at college he met Sumire and they became best friend. But He ended up falling in love with her, too bad all Sumire thinks about is just her novel. She has devoted her live to make a novel. Sumire always shows her half finish works to him…too bad none of her works become full novel. One day Sumire met Miu, somehow she fells in lo with Miu, she start thinking that she might be a lesbian…but the only girl she loves was Miu. Miu gives sumire a job in her small company. This work change untidy sumire became more like a woman.
He and sumire shared almost everything…they are more like a couple to him but too bad not physical relationship. He sometimes has a girlfriend but never shared the same feeling when he was with sumire. One day sumire went to Greece with miu, after Sumire confess her feeling to Miu and Miu said that she would do anything to sumire, because Miu really like her, but ever since something weird happened to her fourteen years ago, she couldn’t never give her self physically to anyone in this world. After hearing that…sumire disappeared like a smoke. He flew from Tokyo to Greece to find her, but all he can find is just a floppy disc with two document written by sumire. He unable to find her but six months later, sumire calls him saying she is back….and just like most of Murakami’s works…we can never be sure…does she really come back or just a hallucination…
You can never acclaimed Murakami’s works into specific kinds of novel…it’s genre less…but it’s surely enjoyable.