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.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: May 15, 2012
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0385678665
ISBN - 13: 9780385678667