Haruki Murakami Manga Stories 1: Super-Frog Saves Tokyo, Where I'm Likely to Find It, Birthday Girl, the Seventh Man

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Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Tuttle Publishing
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Pages
144
Dimensions
7.2 X 10.0 X 0.7 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9784805317648

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About the Author
Haruki Murakami's first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won the Gunzou Literature Prize in 1979. He is the author of many novels including Norwegian Wood, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Sputnik Sweetheart and Kafka on the Shore. He has written three short story collections: The Elephant Vanishes, After the Quake, and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. He has received numerous international literary honors, including the Jerusalem Prize, the Franz Kafka Prize, the World Fantasy Award, and the Noma Literary Prize, as well a feature in TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2015. Murakami's work has been translated into more than fifty languages.

Jc Deveney (in charge of adaptation) was born in southern France and now lives in Lyon. He has collaborated with various publishers and his work has been published in Italy, Spain and Argentina. At the Lyon Bande dessinee Festival, he organizes international projects, "Webtrip comics" and exhibitions. He teaches adaptation and theater studies at a school of manga and illustration.

PMGL Pierre-Marie Grille-Liou (in charge of manga illustration) was born in Lyon, France. After graduating from graphic arts school, he worked for magazines, doujinshi and online magazines. He likes nonsense comedy, Sumerian mythology, noir and caricatures, and publishes comic strips, short stories and feature comics. His graphic novel "Jojo, moniteur de ski" (co-authored with B-gnet) was published in 2016 by Lapin Editions.
Reviews
"[This story has] such an engaging mix of realism and fantasy that it takes a while for you to realize what a sad undertow the story has and how much it says about Katagiri's solitary life, his feelings of powerlessness and his dread of another quake." --The New York Times
Featured on Book Riot's List of "Stories So Nice They Told Them Twice: 8 Comics Based on Classic Books"
"Murakami is one of the most celebrated writers alive today. Now you can experience four of his best-loved short stories in manga form, with offbeat art to match the equally bizarre subject matter. Long-time fans are sure to appreciate this new approach to Murakami's work, while newcomers will find it an evocative introduction."
"A must-read for Murakami buffs and a quirky invitation into the writer's perspective and preoccupations for newcomers." --Publishers Weekly
Featured in Publishers Weekly 2023 Holiday Gift Guide "The Best Comics to Give As Gifts This Year"
"A must-read for Murakami fans and a quirky invitation for newcomers." --Publishers Weekly
"Murakami is one of the most celebrated writers alive today. Now you can experience four of his best-loved short stories in manga form, with offbeat art to match the equally bizarre subject matter. Long-time fans are sure to appreciate this new approach to Murakami's work, while newcomers will find it an evocative introduction." --Book Riot
"What happens when two of my favorite things combine? Comics and Murakami! Can't wait to read these." -- Jeff Lemire, artist & creator of Sweet Tooth, Black Hammer, Gideon Falls and many more
"The illustration style isn't what I normally think of as manga...It is both more detailed and a little more grotesque: instead of wide-eyed, beautiful people, the characters in these books have wrinkles and warts, they're caught making unflattering faces or bent into odd poses. They do feel like they fit the stories, with that vague sense of unease, and the blurring of the line between reality and fantasy." --GeekDad.com
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