Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 1184 pages, 3.18 × 2.07 × 0.99 in
Published: May 15, 2012
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385678665
ISBN - 13: 9780385678667
From the Publisher
The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this
revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive,
mind-bending ode to George Orwell''s 1984.
The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in
a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that
can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the
taxi driver suggests a bizarre ''proposal'' to her. Having no other
choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to
feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real
world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads
her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult.
Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become
a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange
disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and
Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident
and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting.
Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to
each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?
About the Author
HARUKI MURAKAMI was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.
A Globe and Mail Best Book Shortlisted for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award “ 1Q84 goes further than any Murakami novel so far, and perhaps further than any novel before it, toward exposing the delicacy of the membranes that separate love from chance encounters, the kind from the wicked, and reality from what people living in the pent-up modern world dream about when they go to sleep under an alien moon.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Murakami’s fiction has grown increasingly relevant to our understanding of the world today, and this time his craft is more refined than ever. . . . This novel—mired in death and fetish, leavened with humor—may become a mandatory read for anyone trying to get to grips with contemporary Japanese culture.” — The Japanese Times “‘Things are not what they seem.’ If Murakami’s ambitious, sprawling and thoroughly stunning new novel had a tagline, that would be it. . . . Orwellian dystopia, sci-fi, the modern world (terrorism, drugs, apathy, pop novels)—all blend in this dreamlike, strange and wholly unforgettable epic.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “You''ll find genuine wisdom and emotional depth in 1Q84 . Mr. Murakami has gone further here to develop the sensations of loss and isolation.” — The Wall Street Journal “Murakami really does stand alone . . . Which other author can remind you simultaneousl