An eclectic, eccentiric and altogether brain-bending collection of short stories
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. He is the author of many novels as well as short stories and non-fiction. His works include Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, After Dark and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. His work has been translated into more than forty languages, and the most recent of his many international honours is the Jerusalem Prize, whose previous recipients include J.M. Coetzee, Milan Kundera, and V.S. Naipaul.
"More insights into life, death, memories, love and kangaroos that
one has a right to expect in any single volume" * Daily Express
"An intimate pleasure" * The Times *
"Literature's answer to David Lynch" * Times Literary Supplement *
"These stories are rich in Murakami magic... a collection that all readers will enjoy" * Independent *
"Sharp but humane observation...as unforgettable as it is untypical" * New Statesman *