Haruki Murakamiwill publish his first short story collection in nine years this spring. Men Without Women will feature five previously published stories (including the controversial “Drive My Car”) and one new story. The book comes out in Japan in April, but there is no word on when we’ll see an English translation.
Do you want to start a small press? Take advice from Spencer Madsen of Sorry House. In his article “I Made the Mistake of Starting a Small Press and So Can You” at The Toast, Madsen recommends making the book look “better than a breakfast burrito” and listening to 2 Chainz to get started. Pair with: Our article on how Curbside Splendor became a small press to watch.
A hilarious spoof of the whale-oil industry, Moby Dick follows the crew of the Santa Maria as they cross the Seven Seas in hopelessly ill-fated attempt to get Captain Kebab home before his wedding. But the real comedy starts when Isaac, the narrator, notices someone has been trailing the boat: A lonely white whale by the name of Moby. Not knowing his own the strength, the lovable albino brute accidentally tosses the Santa Maria about, causing Captain Kebab endless amounts of grief and leading to his iconic catchphrase, “Darn it, Moby!” A timeless tale of humor, misfortune and adventure, Moby Dick is sure to please readers of all ages.