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Birthday Stories - Haruki Murakami

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Published: August 2006
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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, from events fondly recalled to the impact of appalling tragedy. Previously published in a Japanese translation by Haruki Murakami, this English edition contains a specially written introduction.

"The perfect year-round present" Time Out "Brilliant...Murakami introduces all these stories with grace and lightness of touch" Sunday Herald "A memorable collection. Voices and settings as diverse as the authors, but they are all concerned with the arbitrary yet immensely significant way in which we mark the passing of our lives" Observer "The quality of storytelling is exemplary... There's darkness enough here for the hardiest of cynics, but enough heart to charm" Word

Haruki Murakami

Legend has it that on a warm day in Spring 1974 while watching a baseball game Murakami-san had the inspiration to write his first novel, later called Hear the Wind sing.

It won him his first Literary award and is part of The Trilogy of the Rat together with Pinball 1973 and A Wild Sheep Chase .

His career as an writer took off fast and a steady flow of Novels, Short Stories, Articles and Documentaries followed.

The fact that he spent a good part of his life outside Japan, mainly in the US and southern Europe, is maybe the key factor of his growing worldwide success.

The stories and settings are familiar to Westerners and yet there is a distinctive Japanese touch.

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ISBN: 9780099481553
ISBN-10: 0099481553
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: August 2006
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.17