Norwegian Wood (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Norwegian Wood (Vintage International) (Paperback)


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In this breathtaking coming-of-age novel, Murakami exposes the weight of first loves. The hold a first passionate moment can have over someone. The convincing nature that love can cure the deepest of wounds. But is love enough? I urge you to dive into these pages!

— Assistant Manager, Jordan

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore: A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, “a masterly novel” (The New York Times Book Review) blending the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love.

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.

Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene.
HARUKI MURAKAMI lives near Tokyo.

Newly translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.
Product Details ISBN: 9780375704024
ISBN-10: 0375704027
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: September 12th, 2000
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Vintage International
“A masterly novel.... Norwegian Wood bears the unmistakable marks of Murakami’s hand.” The New York Times Book Review

Norwegian Wood...not only points to but manifests the author’s genius.” Chicago Tribune

“[A] treat...Murakami captures the heartbeat of his generation and draws the reader in so completely you mourn when the story is done.”The Baltimore Sun

“Vintage Murakami [and] easily the most erotic of [his] novels.” Los Angeles Times Book Review