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1Q84 (Volumes 1 - 3)-- Hardcover (Export)
Publisher : Harvill Secker
Published Date : 2011/10
ISBN : 9781846555497
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The year is 1984. Aomame sits in a taxi on the expressway in Tokyo. Her work is not the kind which can be discussed in public but she is in a hurry to carry out an assignment and, with the traffic at a stand-still, the driver proposes a solution. She agrees, but as a result of her actions starts to feel increasingly detached from the real world. She has been on a top-secret mission, and her next job will lead her to encounter the apparently superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange affair surrounding a literary prize to which a mysterious seventeen-year-old girl has submitted her remarkable first novel. It seems to be based on her own experiences and moves readers in unusual ways. Can her story really be true? Aomame and Tengo's stories influence one another, at times by accident and at times intentionally, as the two come closer and closer to intertwining. As 1Q84 accelerates towards its conclusion, both are pursued by persons and forces they do not know and cannot understand.As they begin to decipher more about the strange world into which they have slipped, so they sense their destinies converging. What they cannot know is whether they will find one another before they are themselves found. 1Q84 is a magnificent and fully-imagined work of fiction - a thriller, a love-story and a mind-bending ode to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is a world from which the reader emerges stunned and altered.GY HK HM IM IN IO JE JM JO KE KI KN KY LC LK LS ME MM MS MT MU MV MW MY NA NF NG NP NR NU PG PK PN RS SB SC SD SG SH SL SO SZ TC TK TO TT TV TZ UG VC VG VU WS YE ZM ZWCD CF CG CH CI CL CM CN CO CR CU CV CZ DE DJ DK DO DZ EC EE EG EH ER ES ET FI FM FO FR GA GE GF GL GN GP GQ GR GS GT GU GW HN HR HT HU ID IL IQ IR IS IT JP KG KH KM KP KR KW KZ LA LB LI LR LT LU LV LY MA MC MD MF MG MH MK ML MN MO MP MQ MR MX MZ NC NE NI NL NO OM PA PE PF PL PS PT PW PY QA RE RO RU RW SA SE SI SJ SK SM SN SR ST SV SY TD TF TG TH TJ TL TM TN TR TW UA UY UZ VA VE VN WF YTPerfect; The Past Perfect Continuous; Comparison of Past Tenses Disasters and Tragedies 3.1 Overview of Past Tenses The Columbia Tragedy 3.2 The Past Continuous-Forms 3.3 The Past Continuous Tense-Uses 3.4 The Past Continuous or the Simple Past The Titanic 3.5 The Past Perfect Tense-Forms 3.6 The Past Perfect-Use 3.7 When with the Simple Past or the Past Perfect Wildfires in Southern California 3.8 The Past Perfect Continuous-Forms 3.9 The Past Perfect Continuous-Uses 3.10 The Past Perfect (Continuous) or the Present Perfect (Continuous) Survivors of the Titanic 3.11 Comparison of Past Tenses Summary Editing Advice Test/Review Expansion Activities Lesson 4 GRAMMAR Modals-Present and Future; Related Expressions CONTEXT Consumer Warnings 4.1 Overview of Modals and Related Expressions READING Sweepstakes or Scam? 4.2 Possibilities-May, Might, Could 4.3 Necessity and Urgency with Must, Have To, Have Got To 4.4 Obligation with Must or Be Supposed To 4.5 Advice with Should and Ought To READING Telemarketing 4.6 Permission and Prohibition 4.7 Comparing Negative Modals 4.8 Making Suggestions READING Infomercials 4.9 Expectations with Be Supposed To READING My Elderly Neighbor 4.10 Logical Conclusions 4.11 Probability vs. Possibility in the Present 4.12 Modals with Continuous Verbs Summary Editing Advice Test/Review Expansion Activities Lesson 5 Modals in the Past The Kennedys and History in the Making 5.1 Overview of Modals in the Past The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy 5.2 Past Probability (Deduction, Conclusion) 5.3 Past Possibility The Cuban Missile Crisis 5.4 Past Direction Not Taken John Kennedy, Jr. 5.5 Past Mistakes 5.6 Be Supposed To in the Past The Media and Presidential Elections 5.1 Must Have vs. Had To 5.8 Could + Base Form vs. Could Have + Past Participle 5.9 More on Couldn't Have 5.10 Continuous Forms of Past Modals Summary Editing Advice Test/Review Expansion Activities Lesson 6 Adjective Clauses; Descriptive Phrases Computers and the Internet 6.1 Adjective Clauses-An Overview Spam 6.2 Relative Pronoun as Subject 6.3 Relative Pronoun as Object 6.4 Comparing Pronoun as Subject and Object 6.5 Relative Pronoun as Object of Preposition eBay 6.6 Where and When in Adjective Clauses 6.1 Where, When, That, or Which in Adjective Clauses Handwritten Letters or E-mail? 6.8 Whose + Noun in an Adjective Clause 6.9 Adjective Clauses After Indefinite Pronouns Creating the World Wide Web 6.10 Nonessential Adjectives Clauses 6.11 Essential vs. Nonessential Adjective Clauses 6.12 Descriptive Phrases Summary Editing Advice Test/Review Expansion Activities Lesson 7 Infinitives; Gerunds Helping Others 7.1 Infinitives-An Overview Andrew Carnegie, Philanthropist 7.2 Verbs Followed by an Infinitive 7.3 Object Before Infinitive Charity and Volunteering 7.4 Causative Verbs 7.5 Adjective Plus Infinitive Bicycling to Raise Money for AIDS 7.6 Using the Infinitive to Show Purpose 7.7 Infinitive as Subject 7.8 Infinitive with Too and Enough 7.9 Gerunds-An Overview Helping Others Get an Education 7.10 Gerund as Subject 7.11 Gerund After Prepositions and Nouns 7.12 Using the Correct Preposition 7.13 Verbs Followed by Gerunds 7.14 Verbs Followed by Gerund or Infinitive 7.15 Infinitive and Gerund as Subject 7.16 Gerund or Infinitive After a Verb: Differences in Meaning Mimi's Bike Ride 7.17 Used To / Be Used To / Get Used To Global Volunteers 7.18 Sense Perception Verbs Summary Editing Advice Test/Review Expansion Activities Lesson 8 Adverbial Clauses and Phrases; Sentence Connectors; So I Such . .. That Coming to America 8.1 Adverbial Clauses-An Overview A Nation of Immigrants 8.2 Reason and Purpose New Immigrants: The Lost Boys of Sudan 8.3 Time Expressions 8.4 Using the -ing Form After Time Words Slavery-An American Paradox 8.5 Contrast The Changing Face of America 8.6 Condition Adopting a Baby from Abroad 8.7 Sentence Connectors 8.8 So ... That / Such . .. That Summary Editing Advice Test/Review Expansion Activities Lesson 9 Noun Clauses After Verbs and Adjectives; Noun Clauses as Included Questions; Noun Clauses as Direct Quotes; Noun Clauses in Reported Speech Caring for Children 9.1 Noun Clauses-An Overview Bringing Up Baby 9.2 Noun Clauses After Verbs and Adjectives Pediatricians' Recommendations 9.3 Noun Clauses After Expressions of Importance Day Care 9.4 Noun Clauses as Included Questions 9.5 Question Words Followed by an Infinitive Dr. Benjamin Spock 9.6 Noun Clauses as Exact Quotes of Notable Words A Folk Tale 9.7 Exact Quotes in Telling a Story 9.8 Noun Clauses as Reported Speech 9.9 The Rule of Sequence of Tenses 9.10 Say vs. Tell 9.11 Exceptions to the Rule of Sequence of Tenses 9.12 Reporting an Imperative Being an Au Pair 9.13 Noun Clauses as Reported Questions 9.14 Noun Clauses After other Past Tense Verbs Summary Editing Advice Test/Review Expansion Activities Lesson 10 Unreal Conditions-Present; Real Conditions vs. Unreal Conditions; Unreal Conditions-Past; Wishes Science or Science Fiction? Time Travel 10.1 Unreal Conditions-Present 10.2 Implied Conditions Traveling to Mars 10.3 Real Conditions vs. Unreal Conditions Life 100 Years Ago 10.4 Unreal Conditions-Past 10.5 Mixed Tenses in Condition Statements Science or Wishful Thinking? 10.6 Wishes 10.7 Wishing for a Desired Change Summary Editing Advice Test/Review Expansion Activities Appendices A. Noncount Nouns B. Uses of Articles C. The Verb Get D. Gerund and Infinitive Patterns E. Verbs and Adjectives Followed by a Preposition F. Direct and Indirect Objects G. Spelling and Pronunciation of Verbs H. Capitalization Rules 1. Plural Forms of Nouns J. Metric Conversion Chart K. Comparative and Superlative Forms l. Glossary of Grammatical Terms M. Alphabetical List of Irregular Verb Forms N. Map of the United States of America: Major Cities Map of North America Index