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Per Asahi.com, Japanese author Haruki Murakami is set to release an all-new collection of short stories this July 18.
The anthology book will be titled ‘Ichininsho Tansu’, or ‘first-person singular’, and serves as Murakami’s second short story compilation since 2014’s ‘Men Without Women’.
ICYDK, ‘Men Without Women’ is essentially about men who have lost women in different stages of life. Though the stories aren’t connected in themselves, they all evoke a certain melancholy for lost love (as most of Murakami’s prose does).
Meanwhile, not much is known about the story of ‘Ichininsho Tansu’, but it will be Murakami’s first comeback work since 2017’s ‘Killing Commendatore’.
The jazz enthusiast’s current endeavor can be heard in the radio waves, as he’s since been the host of Japan’s ‘Stay Home Special‘ – a radio show where the acclaimed author discusses his life and plays his fave jazz tunes.
If ‘Ichininsho Tansu’ is anything like Murakami’s previous work and short stories, we’ll likely see introverted quiet people through a mystical backdrop.
Oh, how we missed long AF reads
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