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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami

For for more surreal stories of fate and identity, try these…

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann for an ordinary man and the ideas and people that alter his life

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki for fate and two normal women whose lives become entwined 

The Unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro for the dreamlike and surreal journey

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse for one man’s lifelong quest around human nature and identity 

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Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov

On the 60th Anniversary of Nabokov’s controversial, sublime masterpiece, find more complicated protagonists and beautiful language in these…

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann for a writer’s escalating obsession with a young boy

She Came to Stay by Simone de Beauvoir for an existential story of hedonism and desire

Tampa by Alissa Nutting for a modern reversal of Lolita, with a female narrator seducing a young teenage boy

The Round House by Louise Erdich for coming of age against a dark backdrop of family secrets and violence

(for thesaharaofbraindust, twatmakesyoubeautiful & homeboundace)