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The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Characters

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Toru Okada

Thirty years old and an only child, Toru Okada has been married to Kumiko for six years. He has had no relationship with his father since his mother's death and his father's remarriage. He stands five feet nine inches tall, weighs around one hundred-forty pounds, has short hair and is usually clean-shaven. Toru Okada does not wear glasses and is aware that, physically anyway, he is at best unremarkable. The character is well aware of his unexceptional looks and as such, Toru Okada finds that he has little impact on the people and the world around him. He often experiences feelings of powerlessness in his life. This quality of being unremarkable works to his advantage when he decides to take up people watching at Shinjuku station day after day. Toru Okada blends into society very well, a fact which changes significantly when he develops a mysterious, inky...

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