First Person Singular
Books | Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
NATIONAL BEST SELLER • A mind-bending new collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author. • “Some novelists hold a mirror up to the world and some, like Haruki Murakami, use the mirror as a portal to a universe hidden beyond it.” —The Wall Street JournalThe eight stories in this new book are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From 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 may or may not be Murakami himself. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides. Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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"There were a few lines in this book I found thought-provoking, but a lot of it seemed like it was trying too hard for depth or some kind of metaphysical shock value. One of the stories unexpectedly described a graphic sexual encounter, so be warned."
"There were like 2 interesting pages in a whole book"