Selected and Introduced by Haruki Murakami
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Birthday Stories by Haruki Murakami
Book DescriptionWhat will you get for your birthday this year? A chance to see into the future? Or a reminder of an imperfect past? In this enviable gathering, Haruki Murakami has chosen for his party some of the very best short story writers of recent years, each with their own birthday experiences, each story a snapshot of life on a single day. Including stories by Russell Banks, Ethan Canin, Raymond Carver, David Foster Wallace, Denis Johnson, Claire Keegan, Andrea Lee, Daniel Lyons, Lynda Sexson, Paul Theroux, William Trevor and Haruki Murakami, this anthology captures a range of emotions evoked by advancing age and the passing of time, from events fondly recalled to the impact of appalling tragedy. Previously published in a Japanese translation by Haruki Murakami, this English edition contains a specially written introduction.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099481553
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Haruki Murakami
Absolutely on Music, Hardback (November 2016)
The author's passion for music runs deep. Before turning his hand to writing, he ran a jazz club in Tokyo, and the aesthetic and emotional power of music permeates every one of his much-loved books. In this boo, he fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest.
Wind/ Pinball, Paperback (May 2016)
Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973 are the author's earliest novels. They follow the fortunes of the narrator and his friend, known only by his nickname, the Rat. In this title, the rat goes on a quest to find the exact model of pinball machine he had enjoyed playing years earlier: the three-flipper Spaceship.
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A title, in which the narrator is home from college on his summer break. He spends his time drinking beer and smoking in J's Bar with the Rat, listening to the radio, thinking about writing and the women he has slept with, and pursuing a relationship with a girl with nine fingers.
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Author Biography - Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His books include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange Library. His work has been translated into more than 50 languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize.
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