Drive My Car

Drive My Car

THE SHORT STORY THAT INSPIRED THE BAFTA and OSCAR-WINNING FILM
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Summary

<h2>NOW A BAFTA AND OSCAR-WINNING FILM</h2>

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' Evening Standard
'Supremely enjoyable, philosophical and pitch-perfect' Observer
'Astonishing' Grazia
'A funny, lovely, unmistakably Murakami collection of seven stories' Buzzfeed

About the author

Haruki Murakami

In 1978, Haruki Murakami was twenty-nine and running a jazz bar in downtown Tokyo. One April day, the impulse to write a novel came to him suddenly while watching a baseball game. That first novel, Hear the Wind Sing, won a new writers' award and was published the following year. More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, that turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon.

In works such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 1Q84, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and Men Without Women, Murakami's distinctive blend of the mysterious and the everyday, of melancholy and humour, continues to enchant readers, ensuring his place as one of the world's most acclaimed and well-loved writers.
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