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  • Published: New York : Vintage International, 2000.
  • Year Published: 2000
  • Description: 296 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 790

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  • 0375704027
  • 9780375704024
  • 030795062X

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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-

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Translation of : Noruwei no mori.

This stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time. It is sure to be a literary event. Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable. As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman."-- Cover.

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I enjoyed this novel, but it's not one of Murakami's best. Unlike many of his surrealist books, this one is depressingly grounded in reality. Enjoyable and worth the read if you're a Murakami fan.

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