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Men Without Women: Stories (Hardcover)
Title: Men Without Women
Unlike Murakami's other stories/books ,the title tells all. This is a collection of 7 stories literally about men without women, but also heartbreak. Murakami throws machismo to the wind as he explores debilitating, and at times fatalistic heartbreak from the male perspective. These stories are also about an interesting meditation on the modern heteronormative relationship, and what exactly constitutes one. Fans of Murakami will recognize the author's typical use of magical realism - just in a more digestible short format. For the curious newbie to Murakami, this might be the perfect way to ease your way in!
A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. 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.
About the Author
Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into more than fifty languages, and the most recent of his many international honors is the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, whose previous recipients include J. K. Rowling, Isabel Allende, and Salman Rushdie.