Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami
Published in 2017 by Knopf Publishing Group.
About the Author
Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer whose books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally. His work has been translated in 50 different languages and selling millions of copies worldwide. His work is frequently described as melancholic or fatalistic and there are recurrent themes of alienation and loneliness. Murakami was born in Kyoto, Japan during the post World War 2 baby boom. He is an only child and both his parents taught Japanese literature. Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, Russian music and literature. He studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo where he met Yoko who is now his wife. His first job was at a record store. Shortly before finishing his studies, Murakami opened a coffee house and jazz bar, Peter Cat in Tokyo which he ran with his wife. Murakami is a serious marathon runner and triathlon enthusiast, though he did not start running until he was 33 years old.