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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

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by Haruki Murakami

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Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
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  • Published Aug 2014
    400 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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The new novel - a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan - from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84.

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"Starred Review. [A] vintage Murakami struggle of coming to terms with buried emotions and missed opportunities, in which intentions and pent up desires can seemingly transcend time and space to bring both solace and desolation." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Murakami devotees will sigh with relief at finding his usual memes - the moon, Cutty Sark, a musical theme, ringing telephones, a surreal story-within-a-story (this time about passing on death and possibly six fingers)." - Library Journal

"Starred Review. Another tour de force from Japan's greatest living novelist." - Kirkus

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Haruki Murakami Author Biography

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Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1949. He grew up in Kobe and then moved to Tokyo, where he attended Waseda University. After college, Murakami opened a small jazz bar, which he and his wife ran for seven years.

His first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won the Gunzou Literature Prize for budding writers in 1979. He followed this success with two sequels, Pinball, 1973 and A Wild Sheep Chase, which all together form "The Trilogy of the Rat."

Additionally, Murakami has written several works of nonfiction. After the Hanshin earthquake and the Tokyo subway sarin gas attack in 1995, he interviewed surviving victims, as well as members of the religious cult responsible. From these interviews, he published two nonfiction books in Japan, which were selectively combined to form ...

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