Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami


Norwegian Wood tells the story of Toru Watanabe, a young student who is trying to come to terms with the death of his best friend Kizuki. He soon grows close to Kizuki's girlfriend Naoko and a romantic relationship develops that confuses them both. Unable to deal, Naoko becomes unstable and tries to isolate herself from the world by checking into a sanatorium. While Toru attempts to be faithful, he becomes drawn to Midori, an outspoken student at his school. As Naoko's mental state deteriorates Toru is torn between the two and can only make a decision when a tragic event changes each of them forever. Set in the turbulent world of 1960s Japan, this is a bittersweet story of young love gone awry.

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