First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami + Limited Edition Vinyl
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First Person Singular, the new short story collection from Haruki Murakami, plus limited edition 12" vinyl
Vintage Books presents a special vinyl to celebrate the release of Haruki Murakami’s new short story collection, First Person Singular. The vinyl will feature the collection’s title story, ‘First Person Singular’, narrated by actor Kotaro Watanabe.
Stories in the book continue the Murakami tradition of music appreciation, with playful references to The Beatles and Charlie Parker. Now fans of the author can own a unique piece of Japanese literature in vinyl form.
Only 100 available on the Penguin Shop.
- Hardback edition of First Person Singular by Haruki Murakami
- Limited edition vinyl featuring the collection’s title story, ‘First Person Singular’, narrated by actor Kotaro Watanabe
About First Person Singular
A GUARDIAN AND SUNDAY TIMES ‘BOOKS OF 2021’ PICK
The eight masterly stories in this new collection are all told in the first person by a classic Murakami narrator. From nostalgic memories of youth, meditations on music and an ardent love of baseball to dreamlike scenarios, an encounter with a talking monkey and invented jazz albums, together these stories challenge the boundaries between our minds and the exterior world. Occasionally, a narrator who may or may not be Murakami himself is present. Is it memoir or fiction? The reader decides.
Philosophical and mysterious, the stories in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory. . . all with a signature Murakami twist.
About the vinyl
The vinyl will not be available for sale directly. Limited to 100 units, readers buying their copy of First Person Singular on the Penguin Shop will receive a complimentary copy of the vinyl.
Sleeve artwork has been adapted from creative director Suzanne Dean’s cover design for the book, which features an illustration by artist Lena Peters and Japanese calligraphy by Keiko Shimoda.
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