Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel

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After the long-windedness and lengthiness of Murakami’s previous 1Q84, Colorless Tsukuru is short and to the point, featuring some great characters and the sort of story fans have come to love from Murakami. It is the story of five young high school friends who become as close as siblings and do everything together. And then something happens which breaks the group apart and all their lives are changed forever. Tazaki is told to leave the group and never return. He does not know what he has done and the four friends refuse to tell him.

Tazaki lives his life through his twenties and early thirties as a designer of railway stations. Upon meeting an interesting girl that he begins to care greatly for, she tells him he should visit each of these former friends and find out why they abandoned him so suddenly. His pilgrimage will take him to back home, as well as to Europe. Along the way he will learn a lot, but because this is a Murakami book, Tazaki will not always know why. Nevertheless, like all good Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru sucks you in and doesn’t let you go until the last word is read.


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Author Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel, Translator
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2014-Aug-12
ISBN 9780385352109
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Issue November 2014
Category Modern Literature
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