Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc Originally published in Japan in three separate volumes as 1Q84 Books 1, 2, and 3 by Shinchosha Publishing Co Ltd, Tokyo, in 2009 and 2010. Another wonderful immersion into Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 (second reading)! Haruki Murakmai is already a great writer, who has translated many great masterpieces into Japanese from English, but with 1Q84 he has created a masterpiece that rises him beyond anything ever could be imagined... One of the many longueurs in Haruki Murakami's stupefying new novel, "1Q84," sends the book's heroine, a slender assassin named Aomame, into hiding. To sustain her through this period of isolation she is given an apartment, groceries and the entirety of Marcel Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past." Haruki Murakami.
Modest to a fault, its highly disciplined inventor does little to provoke idolatry. The hero of 1Q84 finds that "he could not help spending a large part of every day writing fiction"; for him, "writing was like breathing". 1Q84 - Haruki Murakami.