Murakami’s ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki’ tops New York Times’ best-seller list

Kyodo

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami’s book “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” topped the New York Times best-selling hardcover fiction list for the week after being translated into English and put on sale Aug. 12.

The book, originally published in Japanese in April last year, depicts a 36-year-old man who visits his old friends in his quest to find out why he was banished by them.

The manager of a Manhattan bookstore run by Kinokuniya Co., a Japanese company, said Murakami has a stable fan base in the United States and the latest novel’s first-week sales at the store topped 100 copies.