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1Q84

By Haruki Murakami
  • ISBN Code: : 0385669445
  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Pages : 944
  • Category : Fiction
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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the 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 disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

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När Aomames taxi fastnar i Tokyos rusningstrafik får hon av chauffören rådet att kliva ur och följa en trappa ned från motorvägen. Hon gör som han säger, och i ett slag är hela hennes tillvaro förändrad. Snart inser hon att hon måste ha förflyttats till en annan verklighet till 1Q84 års värld. Tengo drömmer om att lyckas som författare. I väntan på sitt eget genombrott får han ett märkligt uppdrag: att hjälpa en sjuttonårig flicka med att sammanställa ett manus till en litterär tävling. Han blir alltmer indragen i arbetet med romanen, och omständigheterna omkring dess innehåll och den unga författaren är minst sagt förbryllande. Livet i 1Q84 års värld innebär valsituationer och beslut som Aomame helst skulle slippa, och hon ställs inför ett uppdrag som kommer att kräva mer av henne än något annat hon tidigare gjort. Utan att veta om det börjar hon och Tengo att närma sig varandra, men frågan är om det är möjligt för dem att mötas. Kanske är det kärlek, kanske är det något mycket mer komplicerat än så. 1Q84 Är Haruki Murakamis största litterära satsning hittills. Den utmanar vår uppfattning om sanning och tid och vad som egentligen kan rymmas i en berättelse. Romansviten omgav av stort hemlighetsmakeri när den kom ut och har slagit alla försäljningsrekord i Japan. Denna utgåva innehåller romansvitens alla tre delar och finns endast som e-bok. Haruki Murakami, född 1949 i Kyoto, är en av dagens mest omtalade och hyllade författare. Genom att förena popkultur med en egensinnig magisk realism har han med sina romaner och novellsamlingar väckt stor uppmärksamhet och fått hängivna läsare världen över.

1Q84 세트

By 무라카미 하루키
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"당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!"

Haruki Murakami and the Search for Self-Therapy

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Book Short Summary:

Haruki Murakami, a global literary phenomenon, has said that he started writing fiction as a means of self-therapy. What he has not discussed as much is what he needed self-therapy for. This book argues that by understanding more about why Murakami writes, and by linking this with the question of how he writes, readers can better understand what he writes. Murakami's fiction, in other words, can be read as a search for self-therapy. In five chapters which explore Murakami's fourteen novels to date, this book argues that there are four prominent therapeutic threads woven through Murakami's fiction that can be traced back to his personal traumas - most notably Murakami's falling out with his late father and the death of a former girlfriend – and which have also transcended them in significant ways as they have been transformed into literary fiction. The first thread looks at the way melancholia must be worked through for mourning to occur and healing to happen; the second thread looks at how symbolic acts of sacrifice can help to heal intergenerational trauma; the third thread looks at the way people with avoidant attachment styles can begin to open themselves up to love again; the fourth thread looks at how individuation can manifest as a response to nihilism. Meticulously researched and written with sensitivity, the result is a sophisticated exploration of Murakami's published novels as an evolving therapeutic project that will be of great value to all scholars of Japanese literature and culture.

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Endlich: Aomame und Tengo finden sich Als Tengo seinen komatösen Vater im Krankenhaus besuchen will, findet er in dessen Krankenbett eine ›Puppe aus Luft‹ vor, die ein Abbild Aomames als junges Mädchen in sich birgt. Er greift nach ihrer Hand, und eine unsichtbare Verbindung entsteht. Fortan wartet Tengo darauf, der Puppe nochmals zu begegnen, doch vergebens. War das Signal nicht stark genug, um die zwischen Leben und Tod schwankende Aomame zu retten? Unterdessen setzt die gefährliche Sekte alles daran, um den Mord an ihrem ›Leader‹ aufzuklären. Aomames Spur wird von einem so unheimlichen wie unangenehmen Agenten aufgenommen. Er ermittelt mit tödlicher Präzision, doch schließlich bringt er mehr in Erfahrung, als gut für ihn ist ... Im dritten Teil des Epos beweist Murakami erneut aufs Eindrucksvollste, dass sich die Schraube des gnadenlos packenden Erzählens immer noch etwas weiter drehen lässt. Auch die jüngste Episode seines größten Werks wird Sie mit dem Wunsch zurücklassen, diese unfassbare Geschichte möge niemals enden.

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By 무라카미 하루키
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당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!

1Q84 2

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  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Literary Collections
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  • Pdf File: 1q84-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!"

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  • Total of Pages : 744
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: 1q84-3.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"당신의 하늘에는 몇 개의 달이 떠 있습니까? 전세계 독자가 손꼽아 기다려온 무라카미 하루키 5년 만의 신작 장편소설. 압도적인 이야기의 강렬함, 읽기를 멈출 수 없는 놀라운 흡인력, 이전 작품을 모두 끌어안으면서도 확연한 한 획을 긋는 무라카미 하루키 문학의 결정판!"

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  • Publisher : Vintage
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  • Total of Pages : 304
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  • Pdf File: speak-okinawa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A “hauntingly beautiful memoir about family and identity” (NPR) and a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents—her mother an Okinawan war bride, her father a Vietnam veteran—and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet even though she felt almost no connection to her mother's distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers. Decades later, Elizabeth comes to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunt both her and her mother, and attempts a form of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. Clear-eyed and profoundly humane, Speak, Okinawa is a startling accomplishment—a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be an American.

Soccer Switch

By Jake Maddox
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  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Book Code : 1496594193
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: soccer-switch.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Showtime!

By Judy Nunn
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  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Book Code : 1761042556
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 856
  • Pdf File: showtime.pdf

Book Short Summary:

‘So, Will, are you going to come with me and my team of merry performers to the sunny climes of Australia, where the crowds are already queuing and the streets are paved with gold?’ In the second half of the 19th century, Melbourne is a veritable boom town, as hopefuls from every corner of the globe flock to the gold fields of Victoria. And where people crave gold, they also crave entertainment. Enter stage right: brothers Will and Max Worthing and their wives Mabel and Gertie. The family arrives from England in the 1880s with little else but the masterful talents that will see them rise from simple travelling performers to sophisticated entrepreneurs. Enter stage left: their rivals, Carlo and Rube. Childhood friends since meeting in a London orphanage, the two men have literally fought their way to the top and are now producers of the bawdy but hugely popular ‘Big Show Bonanza’. The fight for supremacy begins. Waiting in the wings: Comedy, tragedy, passion and betrayal; economic depression, the Black Death and the horrors of World War One...

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

By Haruki Murakami
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  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Book Code : 0385681844
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 709
  • Pdf File: colorless-tsukuru-tazaki-and-his-years-of-pilgrimage.pdf

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The new novel—a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan—from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84

The Memory Police

By Yoko Ogawa
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101870613
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 859
  • Pdf File: the-memory-police.pdf

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Finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor. On an unnamed island, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses. . . . Most of the inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few able to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten. When a young writer discovers that her editor is in danger, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her f loorboards, and together they cling to her writing as the last way of preserving the past. Powerful and provocative, The Memory Police is a stunning novel about the trauma of loss. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * TIME * CHICAGO TRIBUNE * THE GUARDIAN * ESQUIRE * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS * FINANCIAL TIMES * LIBRARY JOURNAL * THE A.V. CLUB * KIRKUS REVIEWS * LITERARY HUB American Book Award winner

The Drover's Wife

By Leah Purcell
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  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Book Code : 1760144266
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 317
  • Pdf File: the-drover-s-wife.pdf

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Deep in the heart of Australia’s high country, along an ancient, hidden track, lives Molly Johnson and her four surviving children, another on the way. Husband Joe is away months at a time droving livestock up north, leaving his family in the bush to fend for itself. Molly’s children are her world, and life is hard and precarious with only their dog, Alligator, and a shotgun for protection – but it can be harder when Joe’s around. At just twelve years of age Molly’s eldest son Danny is the true man of the house, determined to see his mother and siblings safe – from raging floodwaters, hunger and intruders, man and reptile. Danny is mature beyond his years, but there are some things no child should see. He knows more than most just what it takes to be a drover’s wife. One night under the moon’s watch, Molly has a visitor of a different kind – a black ‘story keeper’, Yadaka. He’s on the run from authorities in the nearby town, and exchanges kindness for shelter. Both know that justice in this nation caught between two worlds can be as brutal as its landscape. But in their short time together, Yadaka shows Molly a secret truth, and the strength to imagine a different path. Full of fury and power, Leah Purcell’s The Drover’s Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson is a brave reimagining of the Henry Lawson short story that has become an Australian classic. Brilliantly plotted, it is a compelling thriller of our pioneering past that confronts head-on issues of today: race, gender, violence and inheritance.

Lightning Rods

By Helen DeWitt
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  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Book Code : 0811219526
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 337
  • Pdf File: lightning-rods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The long-awaited second novel by the author of “arguably the most exciting debut novel of the decade: The Last Samurai.” (Sam Anderson, New York). “All I want is to be a success. That’s all I ask.” Joe fails to sell a single set of the Encyclopedia Britannica in six months. Then fails to sell a single Electrolux and must eat 126 pieces of homemade pie, served up by his would-be customers who feel sorry for him. Holed up in his trailer, Joe finds an outlet for his frustrations in a series of ingenious sexual fantasies, and at last strikes gold. His brainstorm, Lightning Rods, Inc., will take Joe to the very top — and to the very heart of corporate insanity — with an outrageous solution to the spectre of sexual harassment in the modern office. An uproarious, hard-boiled modern fable of corporate life, sex, and race in America, Helen DeWitt’s Lightning Rods brims with the satiric energy of Nathanael West and the philosophic import of an Aristophanic comedy of ideas. Her wild yarn is second cousin to the spirit of Mel Brooks and the hilarious reality-blurring of Being John Malkovich. Dewitt continues to take the novel into new realms of storytelling — as the timeliness of Lightning Rods crosses over into timelessness.

Killing Commendatore

By Haruki Murakami
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  • Publisher : Bond Street Books
  • Book Code : 0385690703
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 935
  • Pdf File: killing-commendatore.pdf

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The epic new novel from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling author of 1Q84 In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a previously unseen painting in the attic, he unintentionally opens a circle of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey that involves a mysterious ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an Idea, a dapper businessman who lives across the valley, a precocious thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II in Vienna, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by Double Metaphors. A tour de force of love and loneliness, war and art—as well as a loving homage to The Great Gatsby—Killing Commendatore is a stunning work of imagination from one of our greatest writers.

The Wanderers

By Meg Howrey
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0399574654
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 968
  • Pdf File: the-wanderers.pdf

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A brilliantly inventive novel about three astronauts training for the first-ever mission to Mars, an experience that will push the boundary between real and unreal, test their relationships, and leave each of them—and their families—changed forever. “A transcendent, cross-cultural, and cross planetary journey into the mysteries of space and self....Howrey’s expansive vision left me awestruck.”—Ruth Ozeki “Howrey's exquisite novel demonstrates that the final frontier may not be space after all.”—J. Ryan Stradal In an age of space exploration, we search to find ourselves. In four years, aerospace giant Prime Space will put the first humans on Mars. Helen Kane, Yoshihiro Tanaka, and Sergei Kuznetsov must prove they’re the crew for the historic voyage by spending seventeen months in the most realistic simulation ever created. Constantly observed by Prime Space’s team of "Obbers," Helen, Yoshi, and Sergei must appear ever in control. But as their surreal pantomime progresses, each soon realizes that the complications of inner space are no less fraught than those of outer space. The borders between what is real and unreal begin to blur, and each astronaut is forced to confront demons past and present, even as they struggle to navigate their increasingly claustrophobic quarters—and each other. Astonishingly imaginative, tenderly comedic, and unerringly wise, The Wanderers explores the differences between those who go and those who stay, telling a story about the desire behind all exploration: the longing for discovery and the great search to understand the human heart.

Third Class Superhero

By Charles Yu
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0547545703
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 951
  • Pdf File: third-class-superhero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A compulsively readable collection” of short fiction from the author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (Publishers Weekly). With deadpan humor and originality, Charles Yu spins Kafkaesque tales of modern identity and insecurity in this whip-smart debut. In 401(k), a couple living in the Luxury Car Commercial subdivision are disappointed when their exotic vacation turns into a Life Insurance/Asset Management pitch. The author struggles to write the definitive biography of his mother in Autobiographical Raw Material Unsuitable for the Mining of Fiction. And would-be superhero Moisture Man must come to terms with the darkness in his heart. Throughout the collection, Yu’s characters run up against the limitations of their artificial story lines while tackling the terrifying aspects of existence: mothers, jobs, spouses, and perhaps most terrifying of all, the need to express feelings. Heartbreaking and hilarious, Third Class Superhero marked the debut of an author who has been a PEN award finalist, and whose novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe was named one of Time’s best books of the year. “The post-collegiate braininess of many of Yu’s stories is like the music of the Talking Heads, making the familiar seem off-kilter. . . . Takes a Kafkaesque turn in its comic examination of the essence of identity.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Book of Tokyo

By Hideo Furukawa,Kaori Ekuni,Mitsuyo Kakuta,Banana Yoshimoto,Toshiyuki Horie,Nao-Cola Yamazaki,Hitomi Kanehara,Osamu Hashimoto,Hiromi Kawakami,Shuichi Yoshida
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  • Publisher : Comma Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 202
  • Pdf File: the-book-of-tokyo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A shape-shifter arrives at Tokyo harbour in human form, set to embark on an unstoppable rampage through the city’s train network… A young woman is accompanied home one night by a reclusive student, and finds herself lured into a flat full of eerie Egyptian artefacts… A man suspects his young wife’s obsession with picnicking every weekend in the city’s parks hides a darker motive… At first, Tokyo appears in these stories as it does to many outsiders: a city of bewildering scale, awe-inspiring modernity, peculiar rules, unknowable secrets and, to some extent, danger. Characters observe their fellow citizens from afar, hesitant to stray from their daily routines to engage with them. But Tokyo being the city it is, random encounters inevitably take place – a naïve book collector, mistaken for a French speaker, is drawn into a world he never knew existed; a woman seeking psychiatric help finds herself in a taxi with an older man wanting to share his own peculiar revelations; a depressed divorcee accepts an unexpected lunch invitation to try Thai food for the very first time… The result in each story is a small but crucial change in perspective, a sampling of the unexpected yet simple pleasure of other people’s company. As one character puts it, ‘The world is full of delicious things, you know.’

1Q84 (Libro 1) de Haruki Murakami (Guía de lectura)

By ResumenExpress.com
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  • Publisher : ResumenExpress.com
  • Book Code : 2806281857
  • Total of Pages : 35
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 998
  • Pdf File: 1q84.pdf

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ResumenExpress.com presenta y analiza en esta guía de lectura 1Q84 (Libro 1), del reconocido escritor japonés Haruki Murakami. En esta obra con ecos orwellianos, el autor nos presenta un mundo en apariencia normal en el que dos peculiares personajes, Aomame y Tengo, están unidos sin saberlo por un destino común que les llevará a descubrir un universo paralelo lleno de engaños, violencia y corrupción en el que nada es lo que parece. ¡Ya no tienes que leer y resumir todo el libro, nosotros lo hemos hecho por ti! Esta guía incluye: • Un resumen completo del libro • Un estudio de los personajes • Las claves de lectura • Pistas para la reflexión ¿Por qué elegir ResumenExpress.com? Para aprender de forma rápida. Porque nuestras publicaciones están escritas con un estilo claro y conciso que te ayudará a ganar tiempo y a entender las obras sin esfuerzo. Disponibles en formato impreso y digital, te acompañarán en tu aventura literaria. Toma una dosis de literatura acelerada con ResumenExpress.com

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

By Haruki Murakami
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307387623
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 418
  • Pdf File: blind-willow-sleeping-woman.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The twenty-four stories that make up Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman generously express the incomparable Haruki Murakami’s mastery of the form. Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit Murakami’s ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and entertaining.