The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo. Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true? Aomame and Tengo's stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, as the two come closer and closer to intertwining. As "1Q84" accelerates towards its conclusion, both are pursued by persons and forces they do not know and cannot understand. As they begin to decipher more about the strange world into which they have slipped, so they sense their destinies converging. What they cannot know is whether they will find one another before they are themselves found. "1Q84" is a magnificent and fully-imagined work of fiction - a thriller, a love-story and a mind-bending ode to George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four". It is a world from which the reader emerges stunned and altered.
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Descrizione libro Vintage, 2012. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Best Book of the Year "Brilliant. . . . An irresistibly engaging literary fantasy. . . . Murakami possesses many gifts, but chief among them is an almost preternatural gift for suspenseful storytelling." -- The Washington Post "A grand, third-person, all encompassing meganovel. It is a book full of anger and violence and disaster and weird sex and strange new realities, a book that seems to want to hold all of Japan inside of it." -- The New York Times Magazine "Bewitching. . . . Part noir crime drama, part love story, and part hallucinatory riff on 1984 . . . . You don''t know where things are going while you read it, and you can''t say exactly where you''ve been when you''re finished, but everything around you looks different somehow. If this is fiction as funhouse, it is very serious fun, and you enter at the risk of your own complacency." -- Newsweek "A magical journey to a parallel world . . . 1Q84 is a love story and a detective story. It''s a philosophical novel about the power of storytelling, the nature of reality, and the shifting balance of good and evil. . . . Once the narrative begins to pick up, you have no desire to put the book down." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer "A weirdly gripping page-turner. . . . Its tonal register--as if serving as an antidote to the unsettling world it presents--is consistently warmhearted, secretly romantic, and really quite genial." --Charles Baxter, The New York Review of Books "Fascinating. . . . More than any author since Kafka, Murakami appreciates the genuine strangeness of our real world, and he''s not afraid to incorporate elements of surrealism or magical realism as tools to help us see ourselves for who we really are. . . . A tremendous accomplishment. It does every last blessed thing a masterpiece is supposed to--and a few things we never even knew to expect." -- The San Francisco Chronicle "Magnificent in many ways, a work of the imagination that defies description. . . . An immersive experience, one that will leave readers wondering what is real and what is imagined." -- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "[A] Japanese novel set in Tokyo in which the words ''sushi'' and ''sake'' never appear but there are mentions of linguine and French wine, as well as Proust, Faye Dunaway, The Golden Bough , Duke Ellington, Macbeth, Churchill, Janek, Sonny and Cher, and, given the teasing title, George Orwell? . . . This is Murakami''s unflagging and masterful take on the desire and pursuit of the Whole." --Paul Theroux, Vanity Fair "Profound. . . . A multilayered narrative of loyalty and loss. . . . A big sprawling novel [that] achieves what is perhaps the primary function of literature: to reimagine, to reframe, the world. . . . A vision, and an act of the imagination." -- Los Angeles Times "The international literary giant at his uncanny, mesmerizing best. . . . Translation is at the center of what Murakami does; not a translation from one tongue to another, but the translation of an inner world into this, the outer one. Very few writers speak the truths of that secret, inner universe more fluently." -- Salon " 1Q84 is one of those books that disappear in your hands, pulling you into its mysteries with such speed and skill that you don''t even notice as the hours tick by. . . . Magical. . . . Its enigmatic glow makes the world seem a little strange long after you turn the last page. Grade: A." -- Entertainment Weekly "Two moons--two worlds--a girl with--900 pages-- 1Q84 is a gorgeous festival of words arranged for maximum comprehension and delicious satisfaction." --Alan Cheuse, NPR "[ 1Q84 ] is fundamentally different from its predecessors. . . . What the writer has laid down is a yellow brick road. It passes over stretches of deadly desert, to be sure, through strands of somniferous poppies, and past creatures that hurl their heads, spattering us with spills of kinked eni. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0345802934
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Descrizione libro Random House USA Inc, United States, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Translation. 213 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This deluxe three-volume paperback boxed set--gorgeously designed editions in a see-through case, with a removeable sticker on the shrink wrap packaging--is a collector s item in the making. It beautifully showcases Haruki Murakami s most ambitious novel yet, 1Q84 --a love story, a mystery, a fantasy, a dystopia to rival George Orwell s. 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. An instant bestseller around the world, 1Q84 is a tremendous feat of imagination from one of our most revered contemporary writers. Codice libro della libreria LIB9780345802934
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 133mm x 63mm x 205mm. Paperback. This deluxe three-volume paperback boxed set?gorgeously designed editions in a see-through case, with a removeable sticker on the shrink wrap packaging?is a collector's it.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 1184 pages. 1.351. Codice libro della libreria 9780345802934