• by Haruki Murakami
  • Published: May 2017

  • 'I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.'

    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.

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'I find writing novels a challenge, writing stories a joy. If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden.'

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.

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"Murakami has produced another wonderfully written collection of short stories all based around love and loss. Highly recommended. "

By Robert Hamilton

June 2nd, 2018

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'A really well written thought provoking collection of essays. A must read for anyone with a desire to explore their creative side.'

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'Murakami has produced another wonderfully written collection of short stories all based around love and loss. Highly recommended. '

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