August 24, 2014 7:22 AM

Haruki Murakami’s new novel masterfully traces a man’s melancholy pilgrimage

Reality proves to be a painful tangle of the unknown for Tsukuru, the 36-year-old protagonist of Haruki Murakami’s new novel. On the surface, he leads an orderly, harmonious existence. But inwardly, he roils with rejection and hurt.

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