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1Q84 

1Q84 (2011)
(A book in the 1Q84 series)
A novel by Haruki Murakami

 
Haruki Murakami is an international phenomenon. When Books One and Two of his latest masterpiece, 1Q84, were published in Japan, a million copies were sold in one month, and the critical acclaim that ensued was reported all over the globe. Readers were transfixed by the mesmerising story of Aomame and Tengo and the strange parallel universe they inhabit. Then, one year later, to the surprise and delight of his readers, Murakami published an unexpected Book Three, bringing the story to a close.

In order to reflect the experience of 1Q84's first readers, Harvill Secker is publishing Books One and Two in one beautifully designed volume and Book Three in a separate edition. A long-awaited treat for his fans, 1Q84 is also a thrilling introduction to the unique world of Murakami's imagination. This hypnotically addictive novel is a work of startling originality and, as the title suggests, a mind-bending ode to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. (The number 9 in Japanese is pronounced like the letter 'Q').

The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo.

Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently superhuman founder of a religious cult.

Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true?

Both Aomame and Tengo notice that the world has grown strange; both realise that they are indispensable to each other. While their stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, the two come closer and closer to intertwining.

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2013 : Library Binding
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 0606270124 / 9780606270120 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

October 2011 : Hardback
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 0307593312 / 9780307593313 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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October 2011 : Hardback
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 0385669437 / 9780385669436 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bond Street Books
Availability: Amazon   

October 2011 : Hardback
Title: 1Q84: Book 1, 2 and 3
Author(s): Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin
ISBN: 1846555493 / 9781846555497 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

October 2011 : Hardback
Title: 1Q84: Books 1 and 2
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1846554071 / 9781846554070 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon   

Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Paperback
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 0385678029 / 9780385678025 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon   

January 2013 : Paperback
Title: 1Q84 (Vintage International)
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 0307476464 / 9780307476463 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

August 2012 : Paperback
Title: 1Q84 Books 1, 2 and 3
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 034580340X / 9780345803405 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2012 : Paperback
Title: 1Q84 (3 Volume Box)
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 0385678665 / 9780385678667 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Availability: Amazon   

Audio Editions

June 2014 : Audio CD
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1491510498 / 9781491510490
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

May 2014 : MP3 CD
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1491518227 / 9781491518229
Publisher: Brilliance Audio on MP3-CD
Availability: Amazon   

January 2013 : Audio CD
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1469258846 / 9781469258843
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

January 2013 : MP3 CD
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1469258854 / 9781469258850
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

December 2011 : Audio CD
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1455846783 / 9781455846788
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2011 : Audio CD
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1455830496 / 9781455830497
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2011 : Audio CD
Title: 1Q84 2 volume set
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 145583050X / 9781455830503
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2011 : MP3 CD
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1455830518 / 9781455830510
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

November 2011 : MP3 CD
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 1455830526 / 9781455830527
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: 1Q84 (Italian Edition)
Author(s): Murakami Haruki
ISBN: B0061LYVH0
Publisher: EINAUDI
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: 1Q84
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: B004LROUW2
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   

October 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: 1Q84: Book 3
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: B005EWDA3I
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: 1Q84: Books 1 and 2
Author(s): Haruki Murakami
ISBN: B005EWDA9M
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

 


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