Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 9780385681858
Format: PDF
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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage marks a new direction in Murakami's fiction: a return to the lyrical realism not seen since his 1987 novel Norwegian Wood, but set against the social realities of contemporary Japan. In high school, Tsukuru Tazaki belonged to an extremely tight-knit group of friends who pledged to stay together forever. But when Tsukuru returns home from his first year of college in Tokyo, he finds that they want nothing to do with him. Something has changed, but nobody will tell him what--and he never sees them again. Years later, Tsukuru has become a successful engineer, but is also something of a loner. It is only when he begins dating an older woman named Sara that he confesses the story of this mysterious betrayal and the shadow it has cast over his life. Sara becomes convinced that Tsukuru must track down his old group to try to answer the question that has haunted him all these years, creating a hole inside of him: Why did they suddenly turn on him? Tsukuru searches out his old friends, and as the truth reveals itself, he must confront the simmering emotional undercurrents that the group had suppressed in order to reach their ideal of perfect friendship--and in order to find himself.

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing
ISBN: 9780804194532
Format: PDF, ePub
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The award-winning author of IQ84 presents a U.S. release of a top-selling work of romantic lyricism set in contemporary Japan. (general fiction). Simultaneous.

The Strange Library

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0385354312
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library. Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find themselves immersed in the strange world of best-selling Haruki Murakami's wild imagination. The story of a lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plotting their escape from a nightmarish library, the book is like nothing else Murakami has written. Designed by Chip Kidd and fully illustrated, in full color, throughout, this small format, 96 page volume is a treat for book lovers of all ages. From the Trade Paperback edition.

1Q84

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
ISBN: 0385669445
Format: PDF
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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?

Trivia Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage a Novel by Haruki Murakami Trivia On Books

Author: Trivion Books
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ISBN: 9781537713021
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Trivia-on-Book: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Tsukuru Tazaki has always been a fan of train stations. Back in the 1990s in his hometown of Nagoya, he would spend most of his time with four high school friends, all with "colorful names" leaving Tsukuru the "colorless" in the group. One day in 1995, his best friends suddenly cut all ties with him. Feeling abandoned and neglected, Tsukuru became depressed and suicidal. Sixteen years later, Tsukuru is now 36-years-old and works as a train station engineer and still unable to move on from his past. His girlfriend urges him to confront his past because she wants him to commit to their relationship. Tsukuru sets off on a journey to unravel his past and find the quest for truth, happiness, and acceptance. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: * 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author * Insightful commentary to answer every question * Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group * Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!!

Wind Pinball

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385352131
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels—Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973—that launched the career of one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. These powerful, at times surreal, works about two young men coming of age—the unnamed narrator and his friend the Rat—are stories of loneliness, obsession, and eroticism. They bear all the hallmarks of Murakami’s later books, and form the first two-thirds, with A Wild Sheep Chase, of the trilogy of the Rat. Widely available in English for the first time ever, newly translated, and featuring a new introduction by Murakami himself, Wind/Pinball gives us a fascinating insight into a great writer’s beginnings. From the Hardcover edition.

Vintage Murakami

Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307430014
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Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions. “Murakami’s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal indication of his genius. . . . A world-class writer who has both eyes open and takes big risks.” —The Washington Post Book World Not since Yukio Mishima and Yasunari Kawabata has a Japanese writer won the international acclaim enjoyed by Haruki Murakami. His genre-busting novels, short stories and reportage, which have been translated into 35 languages, meld the surreal and the hard-boiled, deadpan comedy and delicate introspection. Vintage Murakami includes the opening chapter of the international bestseller Norwegian Wood; “Lieutenant Mamiya’s Long Story: Parts I and II” from his monumental novel The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; “Shizuko Akashi” from Underground, his non-fiction book on the Toyko subway attack of 1995; and the short stories “Barn Burning,” “Honeypie.” Also included, for the first time in book form, the short story, “Ice Man.”

Tales of Two Cities

Author: John Freeman
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0143128302
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a city where the top one percent earns more than a half-million dollars per year while 25 thousand children are homeless, public discourse about our entrenched and worsening wealth gap has never been more sorely needed. This remarkable anthology of essays and stories is the literary world's response, with leading lights including Zadie Smith, Junot Diaz and Lydia Davis bearing witness to the experience of ordinary New Yorkers in extraordinarily unequal circumstances. With contributions from some of the most popular contemporary writers of today.