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  • 1Q84

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307593313
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2011
    A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s –1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet…. The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 – “Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, readers learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector. 925p.
  • 1Q84

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307476463
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2013
    The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo. A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled. As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector. 1184p.
  • After the Quake: Stories

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $7.50 - $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375713279
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: May 2003
    The six stories in this mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of its own fragile daily existence. 'As haunting as dreams, as potent as oracles.' 147 p.
  • Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman: 24 Stories

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400096084
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: October 2007
    Following the bestselling triumph of 'Kafka on the Shore' comes a collection of stories that nails down Murakami's reputation as a master of the form. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey & an iceman, as well as the dreams that shape us & the things we might wish for if we weren't parked along the shoulder, headlights blinking. Murakami's characters confront grievous loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distances between those who ought to be the closet of all. 384p.
  • Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words

    By Jay Rubin

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780099455448
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2005
    As a young man, Haruki Murakami played records and mixed drinks at his Tokyo Jazz club, Peter Cat, then wrote at the kitchen table until the sun came up. He loves music of all kinds?jazz, classical, folk, rock?and has more than six thousand records at home. And when he writes, his words have a music all their own, much of it learned from jazz. Jay Rubin, a self-confessed fan, has written a book for other fans who want to know more about this reclusive writer. He reveals the autobiographical elements in Murakami's fiction, and explains how he developed a distinctive new style in Japanese writing. In tracing Murakami's career, he uses interviews he conducted with the author between 1993 and 2001, and draws on insights and observations gathered from over ten years of collaborating with Murakami on translations of his works.
  • Making Sense of Japanese

    By Jay Rubin

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568364926
    • Publisher: Kodansha Amer Inc
    • Published: January 2013
  • Norwegian Wood

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375704024
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: September 2000
    Genre-bender novel from one of Japan's finest writers about a quiet, preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo devoted to a beautiful and introspective young woman, their mutual obsession marked by a tragic death. 296p.
  • Norwegian Wood (Movie Tie-in Edition)

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307950628
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2012
    A special movie-tie in edition for the long-awaited film release based on this beloved novel by Haruki Murakami: the story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, a journey to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.  Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable.  As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.
  • Rashomon and 17 Other Stories

    By Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143039846
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2006
    (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition). This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories, from the source for the film Rashomon to his latest, more autobiographical writings. Notes. Addenda. 268p.
  • Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories

    By Ryunosuke Akutagawa

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140449709
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2009
    Offers eighteen short stories by the Japanese master, including "The Nose," "Loyalty," and "The Life of a Stupid Man."5NjBwBT
  • Sanshiro

    By Natsume Soseki

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140455625
    • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
    • Published: February 2010
    Depicts the twenty-three-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving "real world" of Tokyo, its women, and university.
  • The Elephant Vanishes: Stories

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679750536
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 1994
    With the same deep-head mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Murakami makes this collection of seventeen stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanished into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attack of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald's in themiddle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows through her backyard - and more! 327p.
  • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    By Haruki Murakami

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679775430
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: September 1998
    This Kafkaesque novel is many things: the story of a marriage that mysteriously collapses; a jeremiad against the superficiality of contemporary politics; an investigation of painfully suppressed memories of war; a bildungsroman about a compassionate young man's search for his own identity as well as that of his country. All of Murakami's storytelling genius - combining elements of detective fiction, deadpan humor, and metaphysical truth, and swiftly transforming commonplace realism into surreal revelation - is on full, seamless display: an alternately alienating and seductive, sublimely riveting read. 607p.

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