Murakami’s newest novel, 1Q84 arrived today. As mentioned before, we offer it for very cool price of 19.90 euros.
To make the wait for your copy of 1Q84 a bit easier, here’s an article-interview with Murakami for the Guardian by Emma Brockes. Quite interesting!
All around him his friends rebelled, too. Some killed themselves, something Murakami often writes about. “They are gone,” he says. “It was a very chaotic time, and I’m still missing them. So sometimes I feel very strange to become 63 years old. I feel myself as a kind of survivor. Every time I think about them, I have some feeling that I have to live, I have to live very strong. Because I don’t want to spend years of my life… it should be the very purpose, life. Because I survived, I have obligations to give fully. So, every time I write my fiction, from time to time I think of the deceased. Friends.”
Consistency is all. “I like to read books. I like to listen to music. I collect records. And cats. I don’t have any cats right now. But if I’m taking a walk and I see a cat, I’m happy.”
Update, 28th October: 1Q84 arrived!
Update, 21st October: It’s already in the box, in the UK, waiting for the truck to leave. If everything goes well, we should have it by the end of next week.
Update, 30th September: Again linking Harvill Secker cover. As already mentioned before, this is a hardcover edition, all three books in one volume.
Update, 25th September: This weekend a cover image that I linked here suddenly disappeared, so now I link the cover of an American edition instead. I will change back to UK cover as soon as the link will be alive again. There is a nice article in Guardian and there is a new video trailer on YouTube. Enjoy!
The English translation of Haruki Murakami’s newest novel is coming out on the 25th of October. We expect it to hit our shelves in the end of October, latest in the first days of November. This special hardcover edition (for export only) includes all three books.
We offer it for 19.90 eur.
Here is the official countdown page (it says 69 as I write this).
You can reserve your copy via email, telephone call or by paying a visit to our very special corner of the known universe at Židovska steza 3 in Ljubljana).
Short description from Harvill Secker, Murakami’s UK publisher:
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?