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Vintage Minis bring you the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human – from birth to death and everything in between

You’ve just passed someone on the street who could be the love of your life, the person you’re destined for – what do you do? In Murakami’s world, you tell them a story. The five weird and wonderful tales collected here each unlock the many-tongued language of desire, whether it takes the form of hunger, lust, sudden infatuation or the secret longings of the heart.

Selected from Haruki’s Murakami’s short story collections The Elephant Vanishes, Blind Willow Sleeping Woman, Men Without Women
VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.
A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Love by Jeanette Winterson
Psychedelics by Aldous Huxley
Eating by Nigella Lawson
Summer by Laurie Lee

Reviews

How does Murakami manage to make poetry while writing of contemporary life and emotions? I am weak-kneed with admiration

Independent on Sunday

Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world’s most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human… They look good and read well. That’s win/win in our book.

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781784872632

    May 29, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    128 pages

    RRP $7.99

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  • EBook

    9781473548473

    June 8, 2017

    Vintage Digital

    128 pages

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