Haruki Murakami

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1Q84

Mainichi Publishing Culture Prize 2009
book | Fiction | 2009
World → Shinchosha Publishing Co
US & Canada → Knopf (Ed. Sonny Mehta)
UK & Comm → Random House (Ed. Liz Foley )

1Q84 was published as one volume by Knopf in the US on October 25, 2011. Random House in the UK released Books 1 and 2 on October 18, 2011 and Book 3 on October 25, 2011.

1Q84, Haruki Murakami's latest novel, was published by Shinchosa in Japan in May 2009 where it immediately entered the top of the best-seller charts. Shinchosa have reprinted thirty-nine times and now have four million copies in print. 

The year is 1Q84.

This is the real world, there is no doubt about that.

But in this world, there are two moons in the sky.

In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined. They are each, in their own way, doing something very dangerous. And in this world, there seems no way to save them both.

Something extraordinary is starting.

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The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.

Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for 1Q84

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Reviews

The cult novelist takes on cults in his long-awaited epic romance
1Q84 – an epic romance in three "books" and two volumes – is [Haruki Murakami's] cult novel. Steven Poole
The Guardian
Full Review

[Murakami is] a real star. Kathryn Schulz
The New York Times

Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers... But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that we are dreaming it ourselves.
The New Times Book Review

Orwellian dystopia, sci-fi, the modern world (terrorism, drugs, apathy, pop novels)—all blend in this dreamlike, strange and wholly unforgettable epic.
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Full Review

It is a work of maddening brilliance and gripping originality, deceptively casual in style, but vibrating with wit, intellect and ambition

The Times

1Q84 reads like a cross between Stieg Larsson and Roberto Bolano... In its bones, this novel is a thriller

Daily Telegraph

1Q84 has a range and sophistication that surpasses anything else in his oeuvre. It is his most achieved novel; an epic in which form and content are neatly aligned... So like Murakami himself, I'll borrow from Orwell: 1Q84 is quite simply doubleplusgood

Independent on Sunday

Eerie, suspenseful and packed full of gorgeous ordinary details and provocative extraordinary events, Murakami takes weighty themes and delivers a compulsive tale that is funny, fresh and intensely surreal. Unmissable.

Marie Claire

A book that... makes you marvel, reading it, at all the strange folds a single human brain can hold

Sam Anderson
The New York Times Magazine

There’s no question about the sheer enjoyability of this ­gigantic novel, both as an eerie thriller and as a moving love story... I read the book in three days and have been thinking about it ever since.

The Washington Post

Profound... A multilayered narrative of loyalty and loss... A fully articulated vision of a not-quite-nightmare world

Los Angeles Times

1Q84 is a tremendous accomplishment. It does every last blessed thing a masterpiece is supposed to—and a few things we never even knew to expect.

The San Francisco Chronicle

Explicit, yet subtle and dream-like, combining viciousness with whimsy... this is Murakami’s unflagging and masterful take on the desire and pursuit of the Whole.

Vanity Fair

Voracious visionary Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 mixes down-the-rabbit-hole fantasy with out-there science fiction for a superhefty but accessible adventure.

Elle

1Q84 is one of those books that disappear in your hands, pulling you into its mysteries with such speed and skill that you don’t even notice as the hours tick by and the mountain of pages quietly shrinks

Entertainment Weekly

1Q84 goes further than any Murakami novel so far, and perhaps further than any novel before it, toward exposing the delicacy of the membranes that separate love from chance encounters, the kind from the wicked, and reality from what people living in the pent-up modern world dream about when they go to sleep under an alien moon.

Publishers Weekly
Starred review

1Q84 is extraordinarily ambitious . . . Beguiling and ridiculously entertaining

The Kansas City Star

Unquestionably Murakami’s most vividly imagined parallel world... When Murakami melds fantasy and realism, mystery and epic, it is no simple genre-bending exercise; rather, it is literary alchemy of the highest order.

Booklist
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