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: 419 g
Dimensions: 224 x 145 x 27 mm
‘I never tire of re-entering Murakami’s world, finding his Proustian ability to convey the texture of memory exhilarating, and his fatalistic heroes and their deadpan response to the melodramatic and the outré soothing.’ - The Telegraph
‘For new readers, First Person Singular is a crash course in appreciating this author… each [story] has insights that remain with you long after they are done.’ - The Sunday Times
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