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.
A poignant story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Paperback: 400 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 2.29 x 10.67 x 17.53 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.20 KgPeriplus Bestseller Rank:
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Murakami has always been my number one favourite. This book is just skillfully written. It could be quite erotic at times, and Murakami's descriptions are always explicit--there's no hiding anything with him--but the story is so enigmatic that none of that matters too much once you get invested in the plot. This book made me think a lot, and there are so many killer lines waiting to be discovered within the pages that I keep reading on and on and on. Got me in tears from the first ten pages--and I know in an instant that this book is gold.
Once you start reading this book, you can't seem to put it down. This book is about youth romance, college life and growing up but with a twist. Pretty dark in general and can be pretty erotic at times but it makes you think of your youth life. About how your life starts from college onwards. A very recommended read.
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