Norwegian Wood (Vintage International) (Paperback)
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.
Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene.
Newly translated from the Japanese by Jay Rubin.
“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