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1Q84 Summary
Haruki Murakami

Everything you need to understand or teach 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.

  • 1Q84 Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 1Q84 Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

1Q84 Summary

Plot Summary

Aomame is a fitness trainer and assassin living in Tokyo, Japan, in 1984 who targets abusive men. While enroute to an assassination, she gets stuck in traffic and takes an emergency stairwell off an expressway to save time. She has unwittingly entered a parallel world, which she calls 1Q84 (Q standing for "Question) because she seems to have lost track of time and her understanding of reality has become skewed.

Tengo is an aspiring writer who knew Aomame when they were children. Tengo has undertaken the assignment to rewrite the short story "Air Chrysalis" by seventeen-year-old writer Fuka-Eri. Tengo's committal to rewrite the story to make it acceptable for publication also plunges him into 1Q84, which is what Fuka-Eri wanted. Fuka-Eri herself is a msyterious person, whose family is involved with a religious cult called the Sakigake. The Sakigake believe that their leader hears voices from beings known as...

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Study Pack

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1Q84 Study Guide

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1Q84 Lesson Plans contain 88 pages of teaching material, including:

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