By Haruki Murakami
Pinball, 1973 (1973年のピンボール ,1973-nen no pinbōru) is a singular released in 1980 by means of eastern writer Haruki Murakami. the second one e-book within the "Trilogy of the Rat" sequence, it's preceded by means of listen the Wind Sing (1979) and through A Wild Sheep Chase (1982), and is the second one novel written by means of Murakami.
All 3 books within the Trilogy of the Rat were translated into English, yet Pinball, 1973, and listen to The Wind Sing, the 1st books within the trilogy, have been basically published as English translations in Japan by way of Kodansha lower than their Kodansha English Library branding, and either purely as A6-sized pocketbooks. They have been by no means generally disbursed, and are actually out of print, besides the fact that Pinball, 1973 is by means of a ways the tougher to discover because it used to be probably no longer published in as many copies as its precursor. Murakami is said to have stated that he doesn't intend for those novels to be released outdoors of Japan. even if this is often real, either novels are a lot shorter than those who keep on with and make up the majority of his paintings, and are much less developed stylistically. as a result of its restricted booklet, the English translation of Pinball, 1973 is the main infrequent (and the costliest) novel released by means of Murakami. The name, 1973-nen no Pinbōru (1973年のピンボール) displays the name of the well known Oe Kenzaburo novel, Man'en Gannen no Futtoboru (万延元年のフットボール).