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DescriptionA"New York Times"#1 BestsellerA "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 "Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage"is the long-awaited new novel a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan from the award-winning, internationally best-selling author Haruki Murakami. Here he gives us the remarkable story of Tsukuru Tazaki, 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. It is a story of love, friendship, and heartbreak for the ages. "From the Hardcover edition.""
Very few writers reach the stage of being able to include in their books wry references to their failure to win the Nobel prize in literature. But, in Bech at Bay (1998), John Updike awarded his authorial surrogate, Henry Bech, the Swedish medal and cheque that Updike feared (correctly, it proved) he was doomed never to win himself. And now the 14th work of fiction by Haruki Murakami, a Nobel favourite in recent years among the bookmakers but not the judges, features a young physics student lamenting that few in his profession make much money unless they "win the Nobel prize or something".