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'1Q84' delves into parallel worlds

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Murakami's 1,000 page novel draws devoted fans around the world Knopf/Haruki Murakami

The literary sensation Haruki Murakami comes out with his new novel "1Q84" today. The surrealist plot has Aomame, a young woman, exploring the alternative-world Tokyo of 1984.


Roland Kelts, author of "Japanamerica," regular contributor to this show with his "Pacific Rim Diaries"

Click here to read the New York Times' "The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami" by Sam Anderson

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