Colorless Tsukuru is a beautiful story of re-discovery and healing old wounds. Tsukuru's life fell apart after his four best friends suddenly turned on him with no explanation. He managed to pick up the pieces, but years later falls in love with a girl who challenges him to find out exactly what happened all those years ago. Tsukuru goes on a pilgrimage to track down his friends and discover what happened to bring them to the fateful night when they shut him out forever. Murakami is a master of words and metaphors and this is perfectly on display in Colorless Tsukuru. Even though Tsukuru might be colorless, Murakami's writing is anything but. If you've never read Murakami before, this would be a great place to start. Similarly, if you've known and loved Murakami over the years, you won't be disappointed.
"The new novel--a book that sold more than a million copies the first week it went on sale in Japan--from the internationally acclaimed author, his first since IQ84"--