Thursday, March 6, 2008

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Author: Haruki Murakami
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition

Book Description :

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicles comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are instructive, surprising, and relentlessly entertaining.

Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, and an iceman, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we might 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 grievous loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distances between those who ought to be closest of all.

About the Author

Writing in a style that is deceptively plainspoken, Haruki Murakami finds a dreamlike common ground between Japan and the West, conscious and subconscious. His heroes lose themselves in quests that we may not always understand, but are hopelessly compelled to follow.

If you are interested in winning a copy, follow this link to leave a comment. The contest runs through 11PM Pacific time on March 15th.

The contest is open to any country where the United States postal service sends packages. Book will be mailed out to the winner on April 2, 2008.


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