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First person singular : stories / Haruki Murakami ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593318072
  • ISBN: 0593318072
  • Physical Description: 245 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book" -- title page verso.
Translated from the Japanese.
"Originally published in Japan as Ichininsho Tansu by Bungei Shunju Ltd., Tokyo, in 2020" -- title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Cream -- On a stone pillow -- Charlie Parker plays Bossa Nova -- With the Beatles -- Confessions of a Shinagawa monkey -- Carnaval -- The Yakult Swallows Poetry Collection -- First person singular.
Summary, etc.:
"A riveting new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami. The eight masterful stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator: a lonely man. Some of them (like "With the Beatles," "Cream," and "On a Stone Pillow" ) are nostalgic looks back at youth. Others are set in adulthood--"Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova," "Carnaval," "Confessions of a Shinagawa Monkey" and the stunning title story. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Haruki himself is present, as in "The Yakult Swallows Poetry Collection." Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. The stories all touch beautifully on love and loss, childhood and death . . . all with a signature Murakami twist"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
In English. Translated from the Japanese.
Subject: Men > Fiction.
Loneliness > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Children > Fiction.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author).
FICTION / Magical Realism.
FICTION / Literary.
Short stories.
Genre: Short stories.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Japanese fiction > Translations into English.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library F MURAKAMI JUL 2021 39851001596288 Adult Fiction Available -

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