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Norwegian wood

Translated by Jay Rubin

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This stunning and elegiac novel by the author of the internationally acclaimed Wind-Up Bird Chronicle has sold over 4 million copies in Japan and is now available to American audiences for the first time. It is sure to be a literary event. 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. – Cover

japanese title: Noruwei no mori
notes: Japanese title: Noruwei no mori.
subjects: Love stories
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780375704024
OCLC number: 42692182
publisher: Vintage International, 2000, 2010
publication place: New York
japanese publication date: 1987
english publication date: 2000
document type: Book
description: 296 p. ; 21 cm.