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

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/07/2015
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A mesmerising mystery story about friendship from the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and 1Q84 Tsukuru Tazaki had four best friends at school. By chance all of their names contained a colour. The two boys were called Akamatsu, meaning `red pine', and Oumi, `blue sea', while the girls' names were Shirane, `white root', and Kurono, `black field'. Tazaki was the only last name with no colour in it. One day Tsukuru Tazaki's friends announced that they didn't want to see him, or talk to him, ever again. Since that day Tsukuru has been floating through life, unable to form intimate connections with anyone. But then he meets Sara, who tells him that the time has come to find out what happened all those years ago.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099590378
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


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"A naturalistic coming-of-age story... sprinkled with strange images and written in a hauntingly mournful key" * Guardian *
"[Murakmi's] elegant, frugal prose creates a tale of courage and hope as Tsukuru tries to unlock the secrets of his past" * Stylist *
"Critics have variously likened Murakami to Raymond Carver, Raymond Chandler, Arthur C Clarke, Don DeLillo, Philip K Dick, Bret Easton Ellis and Thomas Pynchon - a roster so ill-assorted to suggest he is in fact an original" * New York Times *
"A rich and even brilliant piece of work... Genuinely resonant and satisfying" -- James Walton * Spectator *
"This is a book for both the new and experienced reader....[it] reveals another side of Murakami, one not so easy to pin down. Incurably restive, ambiguous and valiantly struggling toward a new level of maturation" -- Patti Smith * New York Times *

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“What I Talk About When I Talk About Murakami”

I’ve always been lucky in a sense that the first time I read a book by Haruki Murakami, I had a wealth of his backlist to turn to when I was inevitably craving more. When I first plunged in to ‘The Wind Up Bird... More

Hardback edition
10th August 2014
Helpful? Upvote 59
Hux - Blogger, @littlehux

“Nothing Colourless about this book”

A story of friendships lost and travelling back to find out where they fell apart, ruminating on who we were in the past and how we were perceived. As usual, Murakami's prose is thoughtful and elegant. I would... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
7th December 2015
Helpful? Upvote 50

“A subtle and introspective novel”

Falling more on the Norwegian Wood side of the Murakami colour-wheel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage finds him once again contemplating love and friendship in a fairly straightforward and... More

Hardback edition
25th August 2014
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