100% Perfect GirlSeptember 13, 2017
How about reading “100% Perfect Girl” as a prequel story of 1Q84 depicting a chance meeting of Tengo and Aomame in 1981?
“This giant book, however, grew from the tiniest of seeds. According to Murakami, “1Q84” is just an amplification of one of his most popular short stories, “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning,” which (in its English version) is five pages long. “Basically, it’s the same,” he told me. “A boy meets a girl. They have separated and are looking for each other. It’s a simple story. I just made it long.””