Norwegian Wood

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene.

Toru, a 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. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.

A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love.
 

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at core, an incredibly sad book that illustrates quite unlike anything else that I have read recently, how life in itself, living in its core essence, alienates oneself from each and every other ... Read full review

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Norwegian Wood is the story of Toru Wanatabe, a diffident Japanese college student whose heart is stirred by his relationships with three complicated women. His first love is the beautiful, but ... Read full review

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Contents

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3
II
11
III
26
IV
47
V
85
VI
90
VII
167
VIII
200
IX
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X
236
XI
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Haruki Murakami lives near Tokyo.

Newly translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.


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