Haruki Murakami

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Birthday Stories

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Japan Chuokoron-shinsha, Inc
UK The Harvill Press
US Vintage
2002

In this enviable gathering, Haruki Murakami has chosen for his party some of the very best short story writers of recent years, each with their own birthday experiences, each story a snapshot of life on a single day.

Including stories by Russell Banks, Ethan Canin, Raymond Carver, David Foster Wallace, Denis Johnson, Claire Keegan, Andrea Lee, Daniel Lyons, Lynda Sexson, Paul Theroux, William Trevor and Haruki Murakami, this anthology captures a range of emotions evoked by advancing age and the passing of time. The stories focus on everything from events fondly recalled to the impact of appalling tragedy.

Originally published in a Japanese translated edition, the universal appeal of the stories' content makes these stories applicable to anyone and everyone, whenever their birthday may fall. 

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The collection provides a good example of the power of the short story to encapsulate life in all its evanescence and glittering danger Aaman Lamba
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