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.
About the Author
Haruki Murakami is a world famous Japanese novelist. His many evocative and poignant works are focused around the themes of alienation, surrealism and nihilism and most are worldwide bestsellers. He has won The World Fantasy Award, The International Short Story Award, The Franz Kafka Prize and The Jerusalem prize, amongst several others. An important figure in postmodern literature, some of his classics include The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, What I Talk about when I Talk about Running, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Kafka on the Shore.