First Person Singular is the latest collection of short stories from Haruki Murakami. What more do you need to know? Well, how about that it includes two music themed pieces, "With the Beatles" and "Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova", the latter of which is the subject of the special secret cover illustration printed on the book itself (hidden by the dustjacket) which was quite a treat to discover hiding there. There are nine stories total, six of which have previously been published in magazine form (The New Yorker, etc.) and three of which – including the title track – appear here for the first time.