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Norwegian Wood

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Product Type: Fiction
Vendor: Keny Stationery

Author : Haruki Murakami
Condition : New

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  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • Publisher : RHUK
  • Edition : Latest edition (17 May 2001)
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Fiction
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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. 'Evocative, entertaining, sexy and funny; but then Murakami is one of the best writers around' Time Out 'Such is the exquisite, gossamer construction of Murakami's writing that everything he chooses to describe trembles with symbolic possibility' Guardian '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
From the Back Cover


"Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami is a poignant exploration of love, loss, and the profound impact of memory. Set against the backdrop of 1960s Tokyo, the novel follows Toru Watanabe as he reflects on his youth and a love affair that shaped his life. The narrative unfolds as Toru grapples with the memories of Naoko, a fragile woman haunted by her past, and Midori, a spirited and unpredictable companion.

Haruki Murakami's evocative prose weaves a delicate yet powerful tale, capturing the essence of a generation navigating the complexities of societal expectations and personal desires. The novel delves into the melancholy of adolescence, the fragility of mental health, and the enduring search for connection.

"Norwegian Wood" stands as a timeless exploration of the human condition, resonating with readers through its emotional depth, memorable characters, and the haunting beauty of Murakami's storytelling. This modern classic invites readers to reflect on the profound and often bittersweet nature of love and the indelible marks it leaves on the journey of self-discovery.

About the Author

Haruki Murakami:

Haruki Murakami is a world famous Japanese novelist. His many evocative and poignant works are focused around the themes of alienation, surrealism and nihilism and most are worldwide bestsellers. He has won The World Fantasy Award, The International Short Story Award, The Franz Kafka Prize and The Jerusalem prize, amongst several others. An important figure in postmodern literature, some of his classics include The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, What I Talk about when I Talk about Running, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Kafka on the Shore.