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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

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By (author) Haruki Murakami, Read by Ray Porter

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  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 130mm x 15mm | 138g
  • Publication date: 3 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405509570
  • ISBN 13: 9781405509572
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 445,215

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In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, he reflects upon the influence the sport has had on his life and on his writing. Equal parts travelogue, training log and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon and includes settings ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston. Funny and sobering, playful and philosophical, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is both for fans of this masterful yet guardedly private writer and for the exploding population of athletes who find similar satisfaction in distance running.

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Haruki Murakami was born in Kyoto in 1949 and now lives near Tokyo. His work has been translated into forty-two languages. The most recent of his many honours is the Franz Kafka Prize.