Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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By Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel (Translator)
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In high school, Tsukuru was part of a group of five very close
friends--three boys and two girls. Even after Tsukuru moved to Tokyo to
study engineering, the friends remained close. Then, suddenly and
without explanation, the other four cut him off completely. Tsukuru
spent the next fifteen years anesthetized to life, working steadily but
failing to maintain significant relationships. Then he meets Sara, who
convinces him that he must revisit his past before he can have a
satisfying present ... or a future with her. In this subtle yet deeply
probing novel, Murakami explores depression, dreams, loyalty, sexuality,
and the importance of living a full and colorful life.

— Michael


A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books of the year

An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted by a great loss; of dreams and nightmares that have unintended consequences for the world around us; and of a journey into the past that is necessary to mend the present. Here Haruki Murakami--one of the most revered voices in literature today--gives us a story of love, friend-ship, and heartbreak for the ages.

About the Author

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages. The most recent of his many international honors is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J. M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V. S. Naipaul. Translated by Philip Gabriel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780804170123
ISBN-10: 0804170126
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Vintage International