March 2, 2023, 10:32am
It’s true: a new Haruki Murakami novel—his first since 2017’s Killing Commendatore—will be published on April 13th . . . but only in Japan. Sorry to tease you, English-speaking readers! Still, not to fret: I’m sure this means that translations are forthcoming.
In the meantime, here’s everything we know:
1. The Japanese version is 1,200 pages.
2. It’s called The City and Its Uncertain Walls.
3. It is set in a “soul-stirring, 100% pure Murakami world” and involves “a story that had long been sealed.”
4. It has the same title as a 1980 short story, also by Murakami.
5. Whatever this teaser released by the publisher means: “Must go to the city. No matter what happens. A locked up ‘story’ starts to move quietly as if ‘old dreams’ are woken up and unravelled in a secluded archive.”
Sounds about right.
[via AP/The Globe and Mail]