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Men Without Women: Stories
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER



Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all.



Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic

Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 14/05/2018 ISBN-13: 9781784705374  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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In 1978, Haruki Murakami was 29 and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers' award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, which turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. His books became bestsellers, were translated into many languages, including English, and the door was thrown wide open to Murakami's unique and addictive fictional universe. Murakami writes with admirable discipline, producing ten pages a day, after which he runs ten kilometres (he began long-distance running in 1982 and has participated in numerous marathons and races), works on translations, and then reads, listens to records and cooks. His passions colour his non-fiction output, from What I Talk About When I Talk About Running to Absolutely On Music, and they also seep into his novels and short stories, providing quotidian moments in his otherwise freewheeling flights of imaginative inquiry. In works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 1Q84 and Men Without Women, his distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring Murakami's place as one of the world's most acclaimed and well-loved writers.

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Loneliness can creep up on all of us. Here master storyteller Murakami tips his toes into the realms of the short story again to bring us seven stories of lonely bars and lonely hearts. Contained within these pages are tales that tackle the sometimes undiscussed and shameful parts of every person’s existence and the things we do to try and cope with the day to day. Haruki Murakami expertly weaves for us a short story collection that speaks to all. 

Matt, Web Team

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 06/04/2018

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