Murakami to release 1st novel in 6 years next month

Japanese author Haruki Murakami is to publish his new book titled “The City and Its Uncertain Walls” on April 13 in both print and digital formats, his first since Kishidancho Goroshi or Killing Commendatore which was released in February 2017.

According to News18, while there is not much information about what it will be about, the publishing house said that its Japanese manuscript is around 1,200 pages. 

The only other information regarding this book, according to the outlet, is that the plot involves “a story that had long been sealed.”

The publishing house added: “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.”

It added that the book is a “soul-stirring, 100% pure Murakami world.”

The statement was issued by Shinchosha Publishing Co. on Wednesday. However, it is yet to be known when there will be an English translation.

The decision to not reveal much about the book is because Murakami fans say they prefer to start reading his books without knowing much about them.


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