Men Without Women

Men Without Women

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Book - 2017
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Random House, Inc.
**International Bestseller
**A New York Times Bestseller


The major new work of fiction from the internationally acclaimed, #1 NYT bestselling author--a dazzling collection of short stories.


The much-anticipated new short story collection from the beloved Haruki Murakami--his first major new work of fiction since the #1 New York Times bestselling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage--Men Without Women showcases the author at the peak of his powers. Across seven tales, Murakami draws his piercing observation to 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 Haruki Murakami has crafted another contemporary classic.

Publisher: Toronto : Bond Street Books/Doubleday Canada, c2017
ISBN: 9780385689441
Branch Call Number: FIC MUR
Characteristics: 227 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gabriel, Philip 1953-
Goossen, Ted

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seven stories of men who, one way or another, find themselves alone. Acutely observed and filled with wry humour.


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ClareAtkinson
Nov 20, 2017

A must-read for when the snakes are slithering around your house.

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mattstrelau
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.

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JLMason
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.

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abarg
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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