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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Hardcover)

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By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translator)
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While Murakami’s new novel reads like a dream or a late night conversation, a whispered ghost story, it is also one of the most real to life coming of age stories I’ve ever read. This is what it feels like to grow up, to grow apart, to explore what was lost and what could have been saved. Thirty-something Tsukuru Tazaki has a pilgrimage to make, both real and into his past, and for all the familiarity of his youth, it becomes a land more foreign than he could ever imagine. Carefully placed, fueled by thoughtfulness and simplicity, this is a beautiful meditation, at once mysterious, devastating and incredibly moving.

— Melinda, Head Book Buyer

This is not the book I expected Haruki Murakami to write. This book is simple and subtle

in both language and plot. The protagonist, Tsukuru Tazaki, leads the reader through

both his past and present experiences, as he seeks out the answer to a question that has

continued to plague him. The plot will, no doubt, interest you. However, I feel that the

soul of this book is better found in Murakami's language; presenting weighted moments

with such elegance. This book is evidence of why we love Murakami, because of his

ability to give energy to what is otherwise merely empty space.

— Megan


A New York Times #1 Bestseller
A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the long-awaited new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami.

Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages.

About the Author

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. 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. Translated by Philip Gabriel.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780385352109
ISBN-10: 0385352107
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication Date: August 12th, 2014
Pages: 400
Language: English


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