She works at a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. She was a part-time waitress and a student at this time. She found it really strange that she worked there and had never met the owner. The manager took a plate of chicken, veggies, and wine to the owner at eight at night. It was always the same routine.
Book Review – Birthday Girl by Haruki Murakami – Yipee ki-yay, motherbooker
I loved it when I first read this story, and to tell the truth, a few years had gone past and it has grown on me ever since. I feel that it is about what we really want to make out of life, the spontaneous choices or decisions that somehow made us. The girl refuses to reveal what she wished for. She says only time will tell whether the wish has come true.
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If writing novels is like planting a forest, then writing short stories is more like planting a garden. The two processes complement each other, creating a complete landscape that I treasure. Elsewhere, his short stories are equally, if not more so, the reason for his widespread popularity. Each of his short story collections has its own beauty, and challenges, and yet is accessible enough to read anywhere, anytime.
Selected and introduced by Haruki Murakami. A collection of twelve birthday stories from some of the most distinguished writers of western literature. What will you get for your birthday this year? A chance to see into the future?