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Brown Book Club: “Norwegian Wood”

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Brown Book Club will meet in Reston on Sunday, August 13, to discuss Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami. We’ll begin at 6pm with dinner, then go on to discussion.  Please RSVP by Friday, August 11 by contacting the event organizer, who will provide location information. Mention any food allergies, and bring $6 – $8 for the meal.

“Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before.  Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces there, but Naoko finds the pressures and responsibilities of life unbearable.  As she retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself reaching out to others and drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman.  A poignant story of one college student’s romantic coming-of-age, the novel takes us to that distant place of a young man’s first, hopeless, and heroic love. . . .   It shows the influences of Salinger, Fitzgerald and Tom Robbins. . . .  Murakami composes prose with the deceptively simple, but flowing elegance of a master songwriter.”

Fiction, 298 pages. 2000.


August 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Debby Cooney

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