Norwegian Wood (Vintage International) (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780375704024, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 12, 2000
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/2/2013)
Mass Market Paperback (1/25/2011)
Paperback, Korean (9/2/2013)
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.
A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love.
About the Author
Newly translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.
Praise For Norwegian Wood (Vintage International)…
“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