Vintage First Person Singular: Short stories Vintage First Person Singular: Short stories
Vintage First Person Singular: Short stories Vintage First Person Singular: Short stories

First Person Singular: Short stories

By Haruki Murakami


Publication Date: April 5, 2022

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The dazzling new collection of short stories from the beloved, internationally acclaimed #1 NYT bestselling author of 1Q84 and Kafka on the Shore.

These eight stories, all told in the first person, showcase Haruki Murakami’s reality-bending skills at their very finest. From memories of youth, meditations on music, and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios and imaginary jazz albums, together these tales challenge the boundary between the mind and the real world. Here we encounter men having a beer with a talking monkey, analyzing tanka poems written by a former lover, and in the throes of Beatlemania.  And, occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory…with a signature Murakami twist.

Publication History: Knopf HC, April 2021

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.

Author Residence: Tokyo, Japan

Author Hometown: Kyoto, Japan

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: April 5, 2022

ISBN: 9780593311189

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