1Q84, Haruki Murakami 
Literary Fiction
Literary Fiction
Updated: October 4, 2022
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned in passing (in discussion and/or implied)
Sexual harassment (e.g. verbal or non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Attempted rape
Rape strongly implied/details surrounding a rape discussed in detail (i.e. the events before/after)
Detailed/vivid description of rape


Sexual violence against female characters is discussed several times, largely focusing on its emotional impact on the survivors. However, in chapter 5 a female protagonist pressures a man into sex despite his continuous ambivalence about it, and this is handled rather insensitively. Child sexual abuse is explicitly described.

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