Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood Author Haruki; Translated from the Japanese by Rubin, Jay Murakami
ISBN-10 1860468098
ISBN-13 9780375704024
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 600
Language English
Publisher Vintage Books / Random House
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First American PublicationThis 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 From the Trade Paperback edition

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