Forgot your password?  

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Summary
Haruki Murakami

Everything you need to understand or teach The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.

  • The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
  • 8 Literature Criticism
  • ...and more
  • 30 The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Summary

Plot Summary

Toru Okada quits his job as a gofer in a Tokyo law firm and stays home to take care of the house while his wife works. Toru and Kumiko have been married for six years. The Okadas have an insular, childless marriage. They live in Tokyo with their cat, Noboru Wataya. Toru's quiet life changes a few days after their cat disappears and he meets an unusual cast of characters who help him explore connections between waking and dreaming, past and present, good and evil. Once the search for the wayward feline begins, Toru befriends teenager May Kasahara. Not long after meeting May, Toru meets Malta Kano, an unusual psychic whose trademark is a red vinyl hat. Malta is named after the island, as is her younger sister Creta Kano. Next, Toru makes the acquaintance of Lieutenant Mamiya, a former soldier in the Japanese army during World War...

(read more from the Study Guide)

Study Pack

The The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Study Pack contains about 195 pages of study material in 11 products, including:

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Study Guide

Lesson Plan

All teaching products sold separately.

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Lesson Plans contain 183 pages of teaching material, including:

Follow Us on Facebook