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  • Published: 15 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099549055
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

1Q84: Book 3


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The final part of Murakami's gripping, sensational mystery story

At the close of Book Two of 1Q84, Aomame and Tengo found themselves in perilous situations, threatened and confused.

As 1Q84 accelerates towards its conclusion, both are pursued by persons and forces they do not know and cannot understand. As they begin to decipher more about the strange world into which they have slipped, so they sense their destinies converging. What they cannot know is whether they will find one another before they are themselves found.

Inspired by George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1Q84 is a magnificent and fully-imagined work of fiction – both a thriller and a moving love-story . It is a world from which the reader emerges stunned and altered.

Book Three of 1Q84 is the final volume of Murakami’s magnum opus. In Japan, Books One and Two were published on the same day with Book Three following a year later. All three books were received with huge excitement and became instant bestsellers. The UK publication reflects the pattern of the original publication with Books One and Two being released in one volume and Book Three following in a separate edition.

  • Pub date: 15 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099549055
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Haruki Murakami

In 1978, Haruki Murakami was 29 and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers’ award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, which turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. His books became bestsellers, were translated into many languages, including English, and the door was thrown wide open to Murakami’s unique and addictive fictional universe.

Murakami writes with admirable discipline, producing ten pages a day, after which he runs ten kilometres (he began long-distance running in 1982 and has participated in numerous marathons and races), works on translations, and then reads, listens to records and cooks. His passions colour his non-fiction output, from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running to Absolutely On Music, and they also seep into his novels and short stories, providing quotidian moments in his otherwise freewheeling flights of imaginative inquiry. In works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 1Q84 and Men Without Women, his distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring Murakami’s place as one of the world’s most acclaimed and well-loved writers.

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Praise for 1Q84: Book 3

“Masterful… Nine hundred and twenty-five pages of riveting, intriguing, irresistible journeying through the characters’…interior worlds”

David Carless, Psychologist


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