Known for a large body of work including 1Q84 and Norwegian Wood, Japanese author Haruki Murakami is set to release an English-language translation of his story The Strange Library on Dec. 2.
Published in its original Japanese in 2008, Library comes in at just 96 pages. The new version will include specially designed text and illustrations to accompany the story.
Library follows a young schoolboy whose trip to the library to research a school project takes a dark turn. The boy finds himself trapped by an old man hoping to dine on the boy’s brains. The story also includes a girl who speaks through her hands. Between her and the old man, the illustrators should have plenty to work with in bringing Murakami’s work to life.