1Q84 Books 1 & 2

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When books one and two of Murakami’s masterpiece, ‘1Q84’, were published in Japan, they sold out in one day, and the critical acclaim that ensued was reported all over the globe. The book transfixes readers by telling the story of Aomame and Tengo and the strange parallel universe they inhabit.

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Description

Read this imaginative masterpiece from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood

The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo.

Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently superhuman founder of a religious cult.

Meanwhile, Tengo wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true?

Both Aomame and Tengo notice that the world has grown strange; both realise that they are indispensable to each other. While their stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, the two come closer and closer to intertwining.

‘It is a work of maddening brilliance and gripping originality, deceptively casual in style, but vibrating with wit, intellect and ambition’ The Times

Additional information

Weight 0.585 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

805

Language

English

Edition

Omnibus ed

Dewey

895.636 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K