Norwegian Wood (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
77 Reviews
First American Publication

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.
  

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All written in the simplest prose.. - Flipkart
I was never sure whose love story I am reading. - Flipkart
Enjoy the story by a master of metaphorical imagery. - Booklog

One of the best books I've read

User Review  - Arun Rajendran - Flipkart

I have read at least four to five books of Murakami before Norwegian Wood. I can say without any exaggeration that this is Murakami at his finest. Reading any of Murakami's books simulate your mind ... Read full review

norwegian wood: an unforgettable story

User Review  - jugal ramnani - Flipkart

i bought this book from flipkart and read it within few days but for some reason i didn't like this book, i checked out it's reviews and they indicated that the book is wonderful,funny etc. but i just ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Haruki Murakami lives near Tokyo.

Newly translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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