Men Without Women

Men Without Women


eBook - 2017
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Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all. Marked by the same wry humor that has defined his entire body of work, in this collection Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385689458
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Murakami’s latest offering is seven stories of youth, romance and sexual discontent. Other worlds are explored as men get caught up in the passions of women.

A new book by Murakami always generates a great deal of excitement. In this collection of short stories with a title that may or may not be a nod to Hemingway, Murakami presents a range of male characters who, in small ways, stand apart from the norms of their social world. A Buzz Feed 2017 antic... Read More »

Award-winning writer Murakami offers a new collection of short stories in the first English publication since its original release in 2014.

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Sep 13, 2017

Enjoyed this read. The different stories have various perspectives and content, with similar themes. Recommend to those that would desire a diversity of short stories that are easy to read and are thought-provoking.

Aug 19, 2017

Five stars for the stunningly simple but evocative cover art: a single puzzle piece representing the heart removed from the male silhouette, symbolic of the theme that runs through the book’s short stories of isolation in many forms: physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual. Murakami has a gift for quickly drawing the reader into each tale and developing a sense of intimacy with his characters. The title is "Men Without Women” and the stories are told from a male perspective, but it is clear that both sexes need each other. One ponders their meaning afterward and how we connect, or not, to the people in our lives.

May 18, 2017

I could not put this book down once I started reading it. It is beautifully written with subtle imagery and ideas of what men do without woman. Most stories end in tragedy but it brings a nice outlook of feeling of love,loss, and confusion as well soul finding. Highly recommend this book.

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