Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood

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Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene.

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.

A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man's hopeless and heroic first love.

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 09/12/2000
Pages: 304
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 7.95h x 5.15w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780375704024

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 01/01/2000 pg. 911
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2000 pg. 911
Booklist 06/01/2000 pg. 1798
New York Times 09/24/2000 pg. 7
Library Journal 11/01/2000 pg. 136
New Yorker (The) 12/11/2000 pg. 124
Publishers Weekly 07/03/2000

About the Author
Haruki Murakami lives near Tokyo.

Newly translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.