Imprint:Bond Street Books
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:7in x 5.62 x 0.79 in | 0.98 lb
Page Count:192 pages
AUTHOR: A perennial favorite for the Nobel Prize, Murakami is “a cultural force unto himself” (AV Club). In The New York Times Book Review, it was declared that he “invented 21st-century fiction.” Each new book is greeted with huge excitement, and his fans—“Harukists”—will no doubt be driven to this personal book.
FOR STREETWEAR LOVERS: Streetwear fashion—specifically, vintage and/or Japanese brands—has become immensely popular in the U.S. Murakami T will certainly appeal to those collectors.
GIFT BOOK: Murakami T promises to be a great holiday gift for book lovers, quirky collectors, and Murakami’s fans. Illustrations and full-color photographs are included throughout.
NEW MATERIAL FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE AUDIENCE: Other than the foreword, all the essays, though previously published in Japan, will be translated into English here for the first time.
ONLINE PRESENCE: Murakami’s Facebook fan page has more than 1.3 million fans who avidly follow news about every publication. His official website is managed by Vintage at harukimurakami.com.
MORE MURAKAMI: We are publishing his new short story collection First Person Singular in April 2021. Looking forward, we are planning to publish Novelist as a Vocation in Fall 2022, and a new translation of Hard-Boiled Wonderland, with a new intro by the author, in Spring 2023.
“In this collection of beguiling pieces novelist Murakami…reflects on his collection of T-shirts and the comfortable, quippy, and blithely consumerist aspects of life they represent…. Murakami’s many fans will eat up this charming ramble.” —Publishers Weekly
“This lively peek into his collection provides some surprising insights into the humble, real Murakami…. A playful, witty, nostalgic journey with an acclaimed novelist.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Murakami’s charming, utterly self-effacing eccentricity—one of the hallmarks of his fiction—shines brightly here.” —Booklist
“Mr. Murakami takes readers through a sartorial journey, sharing memories and musings through the lens of the clothes he has accumulated over the years.” —Anna P. Kambhampaty, The New York Times
“Murakami T: The T-shirts I Love is part ode, part exhibit that reads with restrained affection for his accidental accumulations…. The diaristic entries have the simplicity of a show-and-tell, with Murakami’s spare prose offering a material history of his closet…. Haruki Murakami’s understated love letters to his T-shirts convey how we give life to our things and vice versa.” —The Atlantic
“[Murakami T] is undeniably a somewhat eccentric book. But it’s also very likeable one… . The overall effect is not unlike sharing a conversation with a genial bloke in a bar.” —Reader’s Digest (UK)