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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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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


Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of 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. Here Haruki Murakami--one of the most revered voices in literature today--gives us a story of love, friend-ship, and heartbreak for the ages.

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

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780804170123
ISBN-10: 0804170126
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Vintage International


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