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1Q84
HARUKI MURAKAMI

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
1234 reviews (2011) (928p)
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
Amazon Best Books of 2011: Top 100 Editors' Picks #2
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2011 #1
Library Journal Best Books 2011: The Top Ten #1
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2011: The Top 25 #1
Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2011: Adult Fiction (25) #3
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2011 #1
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction #1

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Book Description
The year is 1984 and the city is Tokyo.

A young woman named Aomame follows a taxi driver’s enigmatic suggestion and begins to notice puzzling discrepancies in the world around her. She has entered, she realizes, a parallel existence, which she calls 1Q84 —“Q is for ‘question mark.’ A world that bears a question.” Meanwhile, an aspiring writer named Tengo takes on a suspect ghostwriting project. He becomes so wrapped up with the work and its unusual author that, soon, his previously placid life begins to come unraveled.

As Aomame’s and Tengo’s narratives converge over the course of this single year, we learn of the profound and tangled connections that bind them ever closer: a beautiful, dyslexic teenage girl with a unique vision; a mysterious religious cult that instigated a shoot-out with the metropolitan police; a reclusive, wealthy dowager who runs a shelter for abused women; a hideously ugly private investigator; a mild-mannered yet ruthlessly efficient bodyguard; and a peculiarly insistent television-fee collector.

A love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a novel of self-discovery, a dystopia to rival George Orwell’s—1Q84 is Haruki Murakami’s most ambitious undertaking yet: an instant best seller in his native Japan, and a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers.


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949 reviews (2014) (400p) (Amazon Top100) (NYT100)
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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Haruki Murakami
53 reviews (2006) (384p) (ALA)
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Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
261 reviews (2005) (448p) (NYTimes) (LATimes) (ALA)
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
324 reviews (1997) (624p) (ALA)
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Haruki Murakami Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 3  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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