April Book Club: The Elephant Vanishes
When:Â Wednesday April 25th, 7:00 pm â€“ 9:00 pm
Where:Â Â Flatiron Building, 14th Floor (175 Fifth Avenue @ 23rd St)
Cost:Â $2-3 for pizza and snacks (drinks are separate)
RSVP/Questions:Â Â EmailÂ Â email@example.comÂ and check out the Facebook event
Looking for the next great book to read? Join us for the next JETAANY Book club in April:Â The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami.Â Hope to see you there!
The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami
With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novelsÂ A Wild Sheep ChaseÂ andÂ Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard.
By turns haunting and hilarious,Â The Elephant VanishesÂ is further proof of Murakami’s ability to cross the border between separate realitiesâ€”and to come back bearing treasure.