Men Without Women

Men Without Women


Book - 2017
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The much-anticipated new short story collection from the beloved Haruki Murakam. 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, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780385689441
Characteristics: 227 pages ;,22 cm.


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Feb 11, 2018

I’m so glad I happened upon this book in the stacks. These stories about various men and the unique circumstances which have left them alone, were surprising and touching and mysterious all at the same time.

Nov 20, 2017

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

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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