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1Q84 - Part I, Chapter 14, Tengo Summary & Analysis

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Part I, Chapter 14, Tengo Summary

Komatsu meets up with Tengo at the cafe near Shinjuku Station. Tengo wants to stop the story from being published because he is worried that it will reveal Fuka-Eri's scandalous past. Komatsu declares he can protect her personal life, and will not cancel the printing of the story. He is thrilled with Tengo's work. Komatsu requests that once the prize is won, Tengo fill out a section describing two moons in more detail. Tengo agrees.

He continues thinking about his childhood memory of his mother, and about his father's role as a fee collection agent. He also reflects on his love of mathematics as a child. Mathematics to Tengo were freeing and consistent and infinite. Over time his love of numbers transformed into a love of words and novels. Tengo also reflects on his love of music and his own musical...

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