Norwegian Wood

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2010 - Fiction - 304 pages
86 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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Review: Norwegian Wood Vol. 2 (ノルウェイの森 [Noruwei no mori] #2)

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3.5 stars I would have given this book a higher rating if only the last couple of pages have been different. I really love Murakami's writing especially through the lens of Alfred Birnbaum's ... Read full review

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

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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
219
X
236
XI
271
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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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