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1Q84

1Q84
Haruki MurakamiOriginal title 1Q84 (Japanese, 2009)

1Q84 is a dystopian 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 enraptured in a plot involving Sakigake, a religious cult, her childhood love, Tengo, and embarks on a journey to discover what is "real". Its 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, "Town of Cats", appeared in the September 5, 2011 issue of The New Yorker magazine. The first chapter of 1Q84 had also been read as an excerpt in the Selected Shorts series at Symphony Space in New York.


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„I move, therefore I am.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book 1Q84

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„This may be the most important proposition revealed by history: 'At the time, no one knew what was coming.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book 1Q84

Variant: This may be the most important proposition revealed by history: At the time, no one knew what was coming.
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„Loneliness becomes an acid that eats away at you.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book 1Q84

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„I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book 1Q84

IQ84 (2009-2010)
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„It's the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book 1Q84

Variant: Where I'm living is not a storybook world. It's the real world, full of gaps and inconsistencies and anticlimaxes.
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„That's what the world is, after all: an endless battle of contrasting memories.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book 1Q84

Source: 1Q84 (2009-2010)

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„In a sense, I'm the one who ruined me: I did it myself.“

—  Haruki Murakami, book 1Q84

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