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DailyBookQuote 6Jul13 : Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood

#DailyBookQuote : 6Jul13

 Haruki Murakami

–          Haruki Murakami (January 12, 1949)

–          Haruki’s Murakami’s Norwegian Wood

This is a stunning and elegiac novel by Haruki Murakami, the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.  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.

 

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