1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, Knopf

“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s 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 Review
The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver‘s 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 Aomame’s and Tengo’s 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 Orwell’s 1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s 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.Amazon Best Books of the Month, October 2011: The year is 1984, but not for long. Aomame bolts from the cab, walks onto the elevated Tokyo expressway, descends an emergency ladder to the street below, and enters a strange new world. In parallel, a math teacher and aspiring novelist named Tengo gets an interesting offer to rewrite a mysterious 17-year-old’s story for the final round of a young writer’s literary prize. So begins Haruki Murakami’s magnum opus, an epic of staggering proportions that folds in a deliciously intriguing cast of characters and central motifs–the moon, Jan ?ek’s Sinfonietta, George Orwell’s 1984–that acquire powerful resonance as Aomame and Tengo’s paths take on a conjoined life of their own, dancing with a protracted elegance that requires nearly 1,000 pages to reach its crowning denouement. 1Q84 was a runaway bestseller in its native Japan, but more importantly, it’s easily the grandest work of world literature since Roberto Bola¤o’s 2666 and represents a monstrous literary event. Now would somebody please award Murakami his Nobel Prize? —Jason Kirk

Book Description
Book Name : 1Q84
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Knopf
Category : Fiction
ASIN : 307593312
Pages : 944
Edition : 1
Language : English
Publish Date : October 25, 2011
ISBN-10 : 307593312
ISBN-13 : 9.78E+12

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami, Knopf

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