By Haruki Murakami
Kan vi verkligen säga att världen existerar så som vi uppfattar den? Hur är världen egentligen skapad? Hur samverkar det som nu existerar med det förflutna? Och hur påverkar nuet framtiden? Haruki Murakamis största litterära satsning någonsin utmanar vår uppfattning om sanning och tid - och vad som egentligen kan rymmas i en berättelse.
Aomame åker på motorvägen i en taxi. Hon har bråttom males fastnar i trafiken. Eftersom hon är försenad until ett viktigt och hemligt arbetsmöte får hon ett märkligt förslag av chauffören: att ta en trappa som leder ner från motorvägsbron. Hon tackar ja och kort därefter börjar hon känna sig frånkopplad världen utanför. I ett slag är hela hennes tillvaro förändrad och hon står snart inför grundaren av en religiös sekt.
Tengo är en ung guy som vill uppfylla sin dröm om att bli författare. En vän until eventually honom, som knappast är en särskilt begåvad författare, börjar allt mer att styra hans liv när hon bestämmer sig för att ställa upp i en litterär tävling. until eventually Tengo påstår hon att den bygger på egna erfarenheter, ändå tycks ingenting stämma. Plötsligt är det som om någon drar undan mattan för det han alltid tagit för givet är sanning.
På olika sätt möts Aomame och Tengo och de börjar sakta närma sig varandra. Det är som om de vore beroende av varandra. males frågan är om det är möjligt för dem att någonsin mötas i den verkliga världen som de tror sig leva i. Kanske är det kärlek, eller så är det något som är mycket mer komplicerat än så.
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Arkady liked the office as it was, a drowsy room with overstuffed chairs and Kandinsky prints, bright splashes of color that could have been windmills, bluebirds, cows. Novotny was a brisk seventy, her face a mask of lines around bright dark eyes. "I first saw Pasha Ivanov a little more than a year ago, the first week in May. He seemed typical of our new entrepreneurs. Aggressive, intelligent, adaptable; the last sort to seek psychotherapy. They are happy to send in their wives or mistresses; it's popular for the women, like feng shui, but the men rarely come in themselves.
Thank you. " "I took a peek. " Victor sat back as if he'd brought bonbons. The mobile phone's introductory chime drew no attention from other tables; in a space-age café, a mobile phone was as normal as a knife or fork. Arkady went through the call history to Saturday evenings outgoing calls to Rina and Bobby Hoffman; the incoming calls were from Hoffman, Rina and Timofeyev. A little phone, and yet so much information: a wireless message concerning an Ivanov tanker foundering off Spain, and a calendar of meetings, most recently with Prosecutor Zurin, of all people.
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