A very short fable by Haruki Murakami. I think this fable is addressed to Young Adults. The main character steps into the public library to look for answers. To read. To research a topic ( taxation in Ottoman Turkey) a random topic which is so Murakami.
He is then sent away into the depth of the library to face an interesting destiny.
The cast of secondary characters include a sheep man. A mysterious girl with no vocal cords. and the old man.
I think this could be a warning tale to children not to approach public libraries before closing time and get locked in it. or just a fantasy when you read a book and just get lost in it and escape into another world. another dimension.
The narrative is crisp and fresh. yet it’s lacking the complexity of a regular Murakami.