South of the Border, West of the Sun, Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami

South of the Border, West of the Sun

199 printed pages
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The plot is simple: Hajime meets and falls in love with a girl in elementary school, but he loses touch with her when his family moves to another town. He drifts through high school, college, and his 20s, before marrying and settling into a career as a successful bar owner. Then his childhood sweetheart returns, weighed down with secrets

Murakami eschews the fantastic elements that appear in many of his other novels and stories, and readers hoping for a glimpse of the Sheep Man will be disappointed. Yet South of the Border, West of the Sun is as rich and mysterious as anything he has written. It is above all a complex, moving, and honest meditation on the nature of love, distilled into a work with the crystal clarity of a short story.
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Toewai Aung
Toewai Aungshared an impression9 months ago
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It's worth reading.

nataliaescortesshared an impression2 years ago
👍Worth reading
🔮Hidden Depths

Like no other Murakami creates a world so deep that you may find yourself thinking about his meanings constantly.

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Вита Мирshared an impression3 years ago
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loved this book. melancholic yet hopeful. the main hero is quite selfish , reserved man and it makes it even more interesting to see how he go through obstacles in his way to find "something" at south of the border, we of the sun.
murakami knows how to end books perfectly.

Rajesh Raut
Rajesh Rauthas quoted2 years ago
I was no longer alone, yet at the same time I felt a deep loneliness I’d never known before
Айрис Мердок
Айрис Мердокhas quotedlast year
No matter what happened, she’d manage a smile
Ferin Chairysa
Ferin Chairysahas quoted2 years ago
She was probably too cool, too self-possessed. Some of our classmates must have thought her cold and haughty. But I detected something else—something warm and fragile just below the surface. Something very much like a child playing hide-and-seek, hidden deep within her, yet hoping to be found.
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