1Q84: Books 1 and 2

Haruki Murakami author


Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:2nd Aug '12


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1Q84: Books 1 and 2 cover

'The international bestseller from one of the world's greatest living novelists' - Guardian Shortlisted for the 2013 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

The year is 1Q84.

This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.

But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.

In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.

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

A surreal and fractured dose of storytelling that only Murakami cold write. -- Graham Morrison, five stars * Linux Voice *
A surreal and fractured dose of storytelling that only Murakami cold write. -- Graham Morrison, five stars * Linux Voice *
It’s pure, uncut Murakami. * Business Insider *
Murakami's magnum opus * Japan Times *
1Q84 has a range and sophistication that surpasses anything else in his oeuvre. It is his most achieved novel; an epic in which form and content are neatly aligned... So like Murakami himself, I'll borrow from Orwell: 1Q84 is quite simply doubleplusgood * Independent on Sunday *

  • Short-listed for I.M.P.A.C. Dublin Award 2013 (Ireland)

ISBN: 9780099549062

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 40mm

Weight: 585g

816 pages