The Guardian already reported about this last year and it's becoming true, obviously. The pre-order listing just excites me.
Here are the details i gathered and there are no response "yet" from Knopf DoubleDay about further details of the book, as of this writing (whether it will be designed by Chip Kidd and more):
Title: Wind/Pinball: Two Early Novels
Author: Haruki Murakami
Format: Hardcover – Deckle Edge
Publisher: Knopf (August 4, 2015)
Translator: Ted Goossen
Judging the title of his new book, there's no hard guess, It's obviously "Hear the Wind Sing" & "Pinball, 1973" in one published book (as The Guardian reported last year). The two early books, the English translated one, are very scarce (not the eBook). The actual copies are rare to find and the price is heavy. The average price of the said two books are around $290 - $1,980 from Amazon.com. So this would be a very good news for you if you're a Hardbound collector like me!
You can pre-order Haruki Murakami's new book Wind/Pinball below:
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February 19, 2015
- Wind/Pinball; Barnes&Noble listing - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wind-pinball-haruki-murakami/1120913013
- Wind/Pinball; Amazon.com listing - http://www.amazon.com/Wind-Pinball-Two-Early-Novels/dp/0385352123/
- Pinball, 1973; Amazon.com listing - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H65UUM/
- Hear the Wind Sing; Amazon.com listing - http://www.amazon.com/HEAR-WIND-SING-Haruki-Murakami/dp/B00629MTUW/
- Haruki Murakami's first novel to be retranslated and republished in English; TheGuardian.com - http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/05/haruki-murakami-first-novel-retranslated-english-hear-the-wind-sing