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Haruki Murakami

Birthday Girl

Paperback
(1 customer review)

She waited on tables as usual that day, her twentieth birthday. She always worked Fridays, but if things had gone according to plan on that particular Friday, she would have had the night off. One rainy Tokyo night, a waitress’s uneventful twentieth birthday takes a strange and fateful turn when she’s asked to deliver dinner to the restaurant’s reclusive owner.

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She waited on tables as usual that day, her twentieth birthday. She always worked Fridays, but if things had gone according to plan on that particular Friday, she would have had the night off. One rainy Tokyo night, a waitress’s uneventful twentieth birthday takes a strange and fateful turn when she’s asked to deliver dinner to the restaurant’s reclusive owner. Birthday Girl is a beguiling, exquisitely satisfying taste of master storytelling, published to celebrate Murakami’s 70th birthday.

Additional information

Format Paperback
ISBN-10 1787301257
ISBN-13 978-1787301252
Release Date 15 Feb 2019
Writer

1 review for Birthday Girl

  1. Ankita Arora (themomesapient) (verified owner)

    Firstly, about the delivery, the book came in perfect condition. Very happy with ChapterOne. Now to the review:

    A girl on her twentieth birthday is granted a wish by her rather aloof boss who doesn’t get out much from his room, there isn’t any real contact with him apart from the dinner that is served everyday religiously to him. She can ask for anything and her boss will make it happen. It seems quite absurd to her and then all the more fishy but she does wish for something.

    This short story comes off as more intuitive than definitive. It’s a life-changing moment for you at your 20th birthday, working in a reputable restaurant, and it is just the beginning of many things for you. You keep thinking of what she must have wished for and end up thinking the same for yourself. That is the only thing I liked about it.

    I do feel that the essence of the book got carried away in the translation somewhere. It could’ve been executed better.

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