Haruki Murakami

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

The Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2006
book | Fiction | 2006
World → Random House
UK → Vintage

Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami's characters confront loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distance between those who ought to be closest of all.

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Reviews

Over the years he has developed and sustained a remarkably distinctive narrative tone: calm, wry, intimate, gently interrogative. Terence Rafferty
The New York Times

Times Literary Supplement
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is Murakami's third collection of stories to be published in English, and it will undoubtedly confirm his reputation as literature's answer to David Lynch. Jonathan Ellis
Times Literary Supplement
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Observer
For all its peculiarity, Planet Murakami offers a recognisable landscape of our fears. David Jays
Observer
Full Review

More insights into life, death, memories, love and kangaroos that one has a right to expect in any single volume

Daily Express

These stories are rich in Murakami magic... a collection that all readers will enjoy

Independent

A warning to new readers of Haruki Murakami: You will become addicted...  His newest collection is as enigmatic and sublime as ever.

San Francisco Chronicle

An intimate pleasure

The Times

Sharp but humane observation... as unforgettable as it is untypical

New Statesmen

Whimsical, magical, daring or sometimes played with the mute in the bell of the trumpet...The best of these linger far beyond the reading of them.

Chicago Tribune

This collection shows Murakami at his dynamic, organic best... In Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Murakami demonstrates brilliantly the perils of trying to squeeze life into prefabricated compartments.

Los Angeles Times Book Review

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