Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

By Haruki Murakami

First American Publication

This lovely and elegiac novel by means of the writer of the the world over acclaimed Wind-Up chook Chronicle has bought over four million copies in Japan and is now on hand to American audiences for the 1st time. it's absolute to be a literary event.

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally critical younger university scholar in Tokyo, is dedicated to Naoko, a gorgeous and introspective younger girl, yet their mutual ardour is marked through the tragic loss of life in their ally years ahead of. Toru starts to conform to campus existence and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, yet Naoko reveals the pressures and duties of existence insufferable. As she retreats additional into her personal international, Toru unearths himself achieving out to others and interested in a fiercely self sustaining and sexually liberated younger woman.

A poignant tale of 1 university student's romantic coming-of-age, Norwegian Wood takes us to that far-off position of a tender man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.

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Nothing special, I would guess. We continued to avoid any mention of the past and rarely mentioned Kizuki. We could face each other over coffee cups in total silence. Naoko liked to hear me tell stories about Storm Trooper. Once he had a date with a classmate (a girl in geography, of course) but came back in the early evening looking glum. ” I don’t remember how I answered him, but he had picked the wrong guy to ask. In July, somebody in the dorm had taken down Storm Trooper’s Amsterdam canal scene and put up a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge instead.

This was an early summer day. The people we passed had their sweaters or jackets over their shoulders or in their arms. Everyone looked happy in the warm Sunday afternoon sun. The young men playing tennis in the courts beyond the embankment had stripped down to their short pants. Only where two nuns in winter habits sat talking on a bench did the summer light seem not to reach, though both wore looks of satisfaction as they enjoyed chatting in the sun. Fifteen minutes of walking and I was sweaty enough to take off my thick cotton shirt and go with a T-shirt.

I would try to forget her. There was only one thing for me to do when I started my new life in the dorm: stop taking everything so seriously; establish a proper distance between myself and everything else. Forget about green-felt pool tables and red N-360s and white flowers on school desks; about smoke rising from tall crematorium smokestacks, and chunky paperweights in police interrogation rooms. It seemed to work at first. I tried hard to forget, but there remained inside me a vague knot-of-air kind of thing.

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