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Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

Discover Haruki Murakami’s most beloved novel

Haruki Murakami
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‘A masterly novel’ New York Times

‘Such is the exquisite, gossamer construction of Murakami’s writing that everything he chooses to describe trembles with symbolic possibility’ Guardian

Read the haunting love story that turned Murakami into a literary superstar.

When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire – to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.

*Murakami’s new book Novelist as a Vocation is available now*

‘Evocative, entertaining, sexy and funny; but then Murakami is one of the best writers around’ Time Out

‘Poignant, romantic and hopeless, it beautifully encapsulates the heartbreak and loss of faith’ Sunday Times

‘This book is undeniably hip, full of student uprisings, free love, booze and 1960s pop, it’s also genuinely emotionally engaging, and describes the highs of adolescence as well as the lows’ Independent on Sunday

Imprint: Vintage

Published: May/2001

ISBN: 9780099448822

Length : 400 Pages

MRP : ₹599.00

Norwegian Wood

Discover Haruki Murakami’s most beloved novel

Haruki Murakami

‘A masterly novel’ New York Times

‘Such is the exquisite, gossamer construction of Murakami’s writing that everything he chooses to describe trembles with symbolic possibility’ Guardian

Read the haunting love story that turned Murakami into a literary superstar.

When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire – to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.

*Murakami’s new book Novelist as a Vocation is available now*

‘Evocative, entertaining, sexy and funny; but then Murakami is one of the best writers around’ Time Out

‘Poignant, romantic and hopeless, it beautifully encapsulates the heartbreak and loss of faith’ Sunday Times

‘This book is undeniably hip, full of student uprisings, free love, booze and 1960s pop, it’s also genuinely emotionally engaging, and describes the highs of adolescence as well as the lows’ Independent on Sunday

Buying Options
Paperback / Hardback

Reviews

Norwegian Wood is Japan's The Catcher in the Rye

Everyone who reads Norwegian Wood runs out to buy copies for friends and lovers... Drawing on Fitzgerald, Capote, Chandler and the Japanese tradition, his books are at once disarmingly direct and slyly, charmingly evasive. They are playful and melancholy; full of wrong turns and red herrings, corridors that lead nowhere and - above all - girls who disappear

A masterly novel. . . . Norwegian Wood bears the unmistakable marks of Murakami's hand

This book is undeniably hip, full of student uprisings, free love, booze and 1960s pop, it's also genuinely emotionally engaging, and describes the highs of adolescence as well as the lows

Catches the absorption and giddy rush of adolescent love... It is also, for all the tragic momentum and the apparently kamikaze consciousness of many of its characters, often funny and quirkily observed. Quietly compulsive and finally moving

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami's first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won the Gunzou Literature Prize in 1979. He is the author of many novels including Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Sputnik Sweetheart and Kafka on the Shore. He has written three short story collections: The Elephant Vanishes, After the Quake, and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. He has received numerous international literary honors, including the Jerusalem Prize, the Franz Kafka Prize, the World Fantasy Award, and the Noma Literary Prize, as well a feature in TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015. Murakami's work has been translated into more than fifty languages.

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