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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

1Q84 is a novel by Haruki Murakami.

Prior to the 1Q84's publication, the author stated that he would not reveal anything about the book, following criticism that leaks had diminished his previous book's novelty. 1Q84 was noted for heavy advance orders despite this secrecy,

Some critics believe 1Q84's title is a reference to George Orwell's classic Nineteen Eighty-Four, as the Japanese word for the number nine is pronounced "kyū." Others believe the title is a reference to The True Story of Ah Q. The title can be interpreted as "IQ84"(Intelligence Quotient 84).

1Q84 is described as a "complex and surreal narrative" which "shifts back and forth between tales of two characters, a man and a woman, who are searching for each other." The themes consist of murder, history, cult religion, violence, family ties and love.

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