1Q84

Japanese language

Published May 29, 2009 by Shinchosha.

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1Q84 (いちきゅうはちよん, Ichi-Kyū-Hachi-Yon, stylized in the Japanese cover as "ichi-kew-hachi-yon") is a novel written by Japanese writer Haruki Murakami, first published in three volumes in Japan in 2009–10. It covers a fictionalized year of 1984 in parallel with a "real" one. The novel is a story of how a woman named Aomame begins to notice strange changes occurring in the world. She is quickly caught up in a plot involving Sakigake, a religious cult, and her childhood love, Tengo, and embarks on a journey to discover what is "real". The novel's first printing sold out on the day it was released and sales reached a million within a month. The English-language edition of all three volumes, with the first two volumes translated by Jay Rubin and the third by Philip Gabriel, was released in North America and the United Kingdom on October 25, 2011. An excerpt from the novel appeared …

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Subjects

  • reality
  • fiction
  • cult

Places

  • Shinjuku-ku
  • Kōenji
  • Shibuya-ku
  • Akasaka
  • Azabu
  • Lake Motosu
  • Ichikawa
  • Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Roppongi
  • Ōme
  • Jiyūgaoka
  • Sangen-Jaya
  • The Okura Tokyo
  • Chikura
  • Tsudanuma