Bestselling author Haruki Murakami has come out with a brand new collection of short stories, the first in over a decade.
"Men Without Women" is a collection of seven stories across which Murakami "brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone".
"Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together to tell stories that speak to us all," publishers Penguin said in a statement.
Murakami, best known for his works like 'Norwegian Wood', 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle' and 'Kafka on the Shore' among others, brings back his quintessential wry humour to craft another contemporary classic.
Other books by the award-winning author include '1Q84', 'What I Talk about When I Talk about Running', 'Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki' and 'His Years of Pilgrimage', 'The Strange Library and Wind/Pinball'.
His works have also been translated into more than 50 languages.