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Publisher Description

Read the haunting love story that turned Murakami into a literary superstar.

When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.

'Evocative, entertaining, sexy and funny; but then Murakami is one of the best writers around' Time Out

'Such is the exquisite, gossamer construction of Murakami's writing that everything he chooses to describe trembles with symbolic possibility' Guardian

'This book is undeniably hip, full of student uprisings, free love, booze and 1960s pop, it's also genuinely emotionally engaging, and describes the highs of adolescence as well as the lows' Independent on Sunday

Fiction & Literature
10 October
Random House

Customer Reviews

esragok ,

So sad, so real. Great story, burning your eyes!

Watanabi, Naoko,Reiko, Midori...
Was it Love or lust? Whose fault it was? Why they choose to die rather than taking a change of the love?

Emilymargot ,

Emotional and endearing

Unlike others whom have read this book sooner than other murakami ones, this was the fourth book of his that I have read. I wasn't too keen to read it as people have said it is a depressing and sad story, however it is definitely my favourite of his so far.

It is a beautiful story, which has made me chuckle out loud a few times, but really pulls the heart strings, especially towards the end.

The characters are engrossing and relatable (to an extent) and I would definitely recommend reading it.

DavidAyEs ,


Great book. I love the author, he is one of the most incredible writers in the world that you need to read!

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