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The best volume of Murakami short stories available in English,
This review is from: After the Quake (Paperback)
This is the best Murakami short story collection available in English, as this is actually a direct translation of an existing volume. The other collections - The Elephant Vanishes and Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman - are hotch-potch compilations of stories originally published in lots of different collections. Additionally, the stories here are linked by the 1995 Kobe earthquake of the title, which makes this more than just a collection of short stories.