Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
book | Fiction | 2006
Here are animated crows, a criminal monkey, an ice man, as well as the dreams that shape us and the things we wish for. Whether during a chance reunion in Italy, a romantic exile in Greece, a holiday in Hawaii or in the grip of everyday life, Murakami's characters confront loss, or sexuality, or the glow of a firefly, or the impossible distance between those who ought to be closest of all.
Daisy Meyrick manages the translation rights for Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
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The New York Times
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman is Murakami's third collection of stories to be published in English, and it will undoubtedly confirm his reputation as literature's answer to David Lynch. Jonathan Ellis
Times Literary Supplement Full Review
For all its peculiarity, Planet Murakami offers a recognisable landscape of our fears. David Jays
Observer Full Review
More insights into life, death, memories, love and kangaroos that one has a right to expect in any single volume
These stories are rich in Murakami magic... a collection that all readers will enjoy
A warning to new readers of Haruki Murakami: You will become addicted... His newest collection is as enigmatic and sublime as ever.
An intimate pleasure
Sharp but humane observation... as unforgettable as it is untypical
Whimsical, magical, daring or sometimes played with the mute in the bell of the trumpet...The best of these linger far beyond the reading of them.
This collection shows Murakami at his dynamic, organic best... In Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, Murakami demonstrates brilliantly the perils of trying to squeeze life into prefabricated compartments.