“Norwegian Wood” by the Japanese author Haruki Murakami was first published in 1987. The book presents a nostalgic story of loss and increasing sexuality.
Toru Watanabe is the narrator of the story. The story is told from the first person perspective. The narrator goes back to his past and describes the days while he had been living as a college student in Tokyo, Japan.
He describes how he developed his relationships with two very different women in Tokyo. The reader is able to see all the events through Watanabe’s reminiscences. Those two women are Naoko and Midori.
Ready Reference Treatise: Norwegian Wood
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Major Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis