Norwegian Wood (Vintage International) (Paperback)
In this breathtaking coming-of-age novel, Murakami exposes the weight of first loves. The hold a first passionate moment can have over someone. The convincing nature that love can cure the deepest of wounds. But is love enough? I urge you to dive into these pages!— Assistant Manager, Jordan
Toru, a 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. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.
Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene.
Newly translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.
“Norwegian Wood...not only points to but manifests the author’s genius.” —Chicago Tribune
“[A] treat...Murakami captures the heartbeat of his generation and draws the reader in so completely you mourn when the story is done.” —The Baltimore Sun
“Vintage Murakami [and] easily the most erotic of [his] novels.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review