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The book is a collection of seven novels about the same theme the situation of various men who has left or is about to leave because of women. These novels are different from the authors early short stories focusing on the performance of young peoples feelings of loss and restlessness. The book shows readers with a multi-faceted Haruki Murakami.,

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Haruki Murakami

Haruki (Japanese: ) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. His work has been described as . He can be located on Facebook at: Since childhood, Murakami has been heavily influenced by Western culture, particularly Western music and literature. He grew up reading a range of works by American writers, such as Kurt Vonnegut and Richard Brautigan, and he is often distinguished from other Japanese writers by his Western influences. Murakami studied drama at Waseda University in Tokyo, where he met his wife, Yoko. His first job was at a record store, which is where one of his main characters, Toru Watanabe in , works. Shortly before finishing his studies, Murakami opened the coffeehouse which was a jazz bar in the evening in Kokubunji, Tokyo with his wife. Many of his novels have themes and titles that invoke classical music, such as the three books making up (after Rossini's opera) , (after a piano piece by Robert Schumann usually known in English as ) , and (a character in Mozart's opera ) . Some of his novels take their titles from songs: (after The Dells' song, although it is widely thought it was titled after the tune) , (after The Beatles' song) and (the first part being the title of a song by Nat King Cole) .

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