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Once more bending fictional forms to his will, Murakami delivers a hypnotic collection of short stories ranging from jazz to baseball to intricately crafted dreamscapes, all narrated in the first person.
The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator.
From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world.
Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm
'First Person Singular is a patch of intense variety and colour... Murakami's protagonists tend to be introspective, ordinary men who find themselves confronted by women and unusual situations. It is as much their reactions to events as the events themselves that make his books so brilliant' - Arjun Neil Alim, Evening Standard
'Mind-bending...touches beautifully on love, solitude, childhood memories, dreamlike scenarios, invented jazz albums and meditations on music. In true Murakami tale-telling perfection, it's devourable' - Irish Daily Mail
'I never tire of re-entering Murakami's world, finding his Proustian ability to covey the texture of memory exhilarating, and his fatalistic heroes and their deadpan response to the melodramatic and the outre soothing' - Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph
'These stories are unmistakably Murakami's for the way they traffic in his signature themes of time and memory, nostalgia and young love... each one [story] has insights that remain with you long after they are done' - Alexander Nurnberh, Sunday Times
'The hallmarks of Haruki Murakami's longer fiction are all here; an enigmatic eeriness which hints at the supernatural in everyday situations, a love of jazz and baseball, and the nourishing nostalgia of pop music' - Daily Mail
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