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The Resource Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

Label
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel
Title
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage centers on a devastating emotional betrayal and its consequences. Tsukuru Tazaki belongs to a tight-knit group of five friends in high school--three boys and two girls who form a perfect circle they imagine will stay together forever. But when Tsukuru returns home from college in Tokyo, he finds himself inexplicably rebuffed by the group. Something has changed, but nobody, not even his closest friends, will tell him what. Years later, Tsukuru, now a successful engineer, begins dating an older woman named Sara and confesses to her the shadow this betrayal has cast over his life. Sara urges Tsukuru to try to find his old group and to try to solve the mystery that has haunted him all these years: why did they suddenly turn on him? On a quest to discover the truth, Tsukuru travels back to meet his old friends--with the exception of Shiro, the group's most volatile and psychologically unstable member, who he learns was strangled to death in an unsolved murder six years ago. As the dark truth about Shiro reveals itself, Tsukuru must confront the simmering emotional undercurrents that the group had suppressed in order to reach their ideal of perfect friendship. Can love overcome isolation? Is it possible to truly reach another person? Can buried emotions ever really stay buried? And will confronting the past allow Tsukuru to finally open himself up to the future?
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Summary
Thirty-six-year-old Tsukuru Tazaki meets a woman named Sara who raises questions about a painful incident from his youth in which his closest friends all cut off relations with him without explanation, and inspires him to find out why
Storyline
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10302512
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Murakami, Haruki
Dewey number
895.63/5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL856.U673
LC item number
S5513 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gabriel, Philip
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True
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  • Friendship
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Attachment disorder
  • Locomotive engineers
  • Self-realization
  • Voyages and travels
  • Japan
  • Europe
  • Attachment disorder
  • Friendship
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Locomotive engineers
  • Self-realization
  • Voyages and travels
  • Europe
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865157958
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780385352109
Lccn
2014010404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40023905969
  • 99959510351
System control number
(OCoLC)865157958
Label
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his years of pilgrimage : a novel, Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865157958
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
386 pages
Isbn
9780385352109
Lccn
2014010404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40023905969
  • 99959510351
System control number
(OCoLC)865157958

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