Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Author(s): Haruki Murakami

Fiction

Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami

The twenty-four stories that make up Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman generously express the incomparable Haruki Murakami's mastery of the form.

Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might wish for. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit Murakami's ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and entertaining.


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An eclectic, eccentiric and altogether brain-bending new collection of short stories from the cult Japanese author.

Winner of Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2006.

Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949. Following the publication of his first novel in Japanese in 1979, he sold the jazz bar he ran with his wife and became a full-time writer. It was with the publication of Norwegian Wood -- which has to date sold more than 4 million copies in Japan alone -- that the author was truly catapulted into the limelight. Known for his surrealistic world of mysterious (and often disappearing) women, cats, earlobes, wells, Western culture, music and quirky first-person narratives, he is now Japan's best-known novelist abroad. Eight novels, two short story collections and one work of non-fiction are currently available in English translation. Stories translated by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel

General Fields

  • : 9780099488668
  • : penguin random house
  • : Arrow
  • : October 2012
  • : 198mm X 133mm X 29mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Haruki Murakami
  • : Paperback
  • : 707
  • : English
  • : 895.6/35
  • : 448
  • : Modern fiction