An eclectic, eccentric and altogether brain-bending new collection of short stories from the bestselling cult Japanese author
A young man accompanies his cousin to the hospital to check an unusual hearing complaint and recalls a story of a woman put to sleep by tiny flies crawling inside her ear; a mirror appears out of nowhere and a night watchman is unnerved as his reflection tries to take control of him; a couple's relationship is unbalanced after dining exclusively on exquisite crab while on holiday; a man follows instructions on the back of a postcard to apply for a job, but an unknown password stands between him and his mysterious employer.
In each one of these stories, Haruki Murakami sidesteps the real and sprints for the surreal. Everyday events are transcended, leaving the reader dazzled by this master of his craft. Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is Murakami's most eclectic collection of stories to date, spanning five years of his writing.
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'An intimate pleasure' - The Times
'Will undoubtedly confirm his reputation as literature's answer to David Lynch' - Times Literary Supplement
'Unforgettable' - New Statesman
'Excellent...always provocative and never less than engaging' - Daily Telegraph
'By turns disturbing and delightful...every bit as substantial as a novel. They show him at his very best; not as a cult novelist but as a really first-rate writer of short fiction' - Guardian