1Q84 (Vintage International)


1Q84 (Vintage International) Author Haruki Murakami
ISBN-10 0307476464
ISBN-13 9780307476463
Year 2013-01-22
Pages 1184
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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Murakami is like a magician who explains what hes doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream it s the rare artist like this one who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves The New York Times Book ReviewThe year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi drivers enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her She has entered she realizes a parallel existence which she calls 1Q84 Q is for question mark A world that bears a question Meanwhile an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that soon his previously placid life begins to come unraveled As Aomames and Tengos narratives converge over the course of this single year we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer a beautiful dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot out with the metropolitan police a reclusive wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women a hideously ugly private investigator a mild mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard and a peculiarly insistent television fee collector A love story a mystery a fantasy a novel of self discovery a dystopia to rival George Orwells1Q84 is Haruki Murakamis most ambitious undertaking yet an instant best seller in his native Japan and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers

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