Discover the inspiration for the Academy-Award®-winning major motion picture from Japan's master storyteller, Haruki Murakami.
In this short story from Murakami's bestselling collection,
Men Without Women, a widowed actor hires a twenty-year-old woman to be his chauffeur. Despite her reserved nature, the actor finds comfort in her stable presence, and a friendship blossoms as they slowly reveal their pasts. Crafted with delicacy and precision,
Drive My Car is a meditative exploration of the need for human connection and our innate desire to be understood - even when we least expect it.
PRAISE FOR HARUKI MURAKAMI'S MEN WITHOUT WOMEN: 'Murakami, always inventive, is one of the finest writers at work today' EveningStandard 'Supremely enjoyable, philosophical and pitch-perfect'
Observer 'Astonishing' Grazia 'A funny, lovely, unmistakably Murakami collection of seven stories'
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