“Detached from their feelings and missing pieces of themselves, Murakami’s lonely souls struggle to understand what’s hit them.”
Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Fiction Books of 2017.
“Each story in Men Without Women is about a man dealing with who they are in relation to the women around them, whether it’s their lover, deceased wife or chauffeur.”
Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.
Beloved and internationally acclaimed creator, Haruki Murakami has wowed the world with his #1 best-sellers, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and now brings readers a delight in the name of his novel, Men Without Women.
This book is a collection of seven short stories, marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work and made them so loved. Haruki Murakami delivers mesmerizing tales by using his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone.
Theirs is a world of vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles. Their stories are surprisingly relatable and together, they weave stories that speak to us all.
Praise has been coming in for this, Haruki Murakami lasts great work, far and wide. Here are only a few reviews that mark this book as a true must read:
“[A] beguilingly irresistible book. Like a lost lover, it holds on tight long after the affair is over. . . . Part allegory, part myth, part magic realism, part Philip Marlowe, private eye. . . . Murakami puts the performance in performance art.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Time and again in these seven stories, Murakami displays his singular genius. . . . The stories in this collection find their power within the confines of common but momentous disturbances that linger on in memory.” —Los Angeles Times
“Mesmerizing tales of profound alienation. . . . Murakami is a master of the open-ended mystery.” —The Washington Post
“Classic Murakami. . . . [His] voice—cool, poised, witty, characterized by a peculiar blend of whimsy and poignancy, wit and profundity—hasn’t lost its power to unsettle even as it amuses.” —The Boston Globe