A New York Times bestselling author—and “a mythmaker for the millennium, a wiseacre wiseman” (New York Times Book Review)—delivers a surreal and elaborate quest that takes readers from Tokyo to the remote mountains of northern Japan, where the unnamed protagonist has a surprising confrontation with his demons.
 
An advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend and casually appropriates the image for an advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences.
“Murakami is a mythmaker for the millennium, a wiseacre wiseman.” —New York Times Book Review

"A delight ... equal parts screwball comedy, detective story, and heroic quest." —USA Today

“A witty adventure ... a piece of verbal anarchy ... a labyrinthine mystery from start to finish.” —San Francisco Chronicle

"Marvelously engaging, at turns witty, dry, wicked, even loopy. Reading A Wild Sheep Chase is like spending a splendidly foul weekend with the Four Raymonds—Chandler, Carver, Massey, and Queneau." —Frederick Barthelme