by Murakami Haruki
What makes us most normal is knowing that we're not normal.
The protagonist/narrator, Tōru Watanabe, remembers the time of his youth, about the end of Sixties, when he wasn't able to find his path, and let himself live, cultivating a few of strange friendships, unconscious of being accomplishing the hard transition to adulthood.
After the first half of the book I started worrying about the ending. I was afraid that the book could have finished abruptly, leaving actions and events pending.
Book InfoTitle: Norwegian Wood
Author: Murakami Haruki (official site)
Original title: ノルウェイの森 (Noruwei no mori)
Italian title: Norwegian Wood (also known as Tokyo Blues)
First publication date: 1987
Italian translation: Giorgio Amitrano
English translation: Jay Rubin
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