New English Translation of a Haruki Murakami Short Story Released

By Maryann Yin 

murakamiThe New Yorker has released an English version of Haruki Murakami’s short story, “Kino.” It can be found in Murakami’s collection, Men Without Women.

According to Open Culture, the author’s Japanese publisher released the book last year. Philip Gabriel served as the translator for the piece. Click here to read the English edition of another Murakami short fiction piece, “Yesterday.”

Here’s an excerpt from the short story: “When Kino quit his job, it wasn’t because he was dissatisfied with his work but because he discovered that his wife was having an affair with his best friend at the company. Kino spent more time out on the road than at home in Tokyo. He’d stuff a large gym bag full of shoe samples and make the rounds of sporting-goods stores all over Japan, also visiting local colleges and companies that sponsored track teams.” (via BookRiot)