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Haruki Murakami: 'You have to go through the darkness before you get to the light'
The day before we meet in Manhattan, a woman stopped Haruki Murakami in Central Park, where he had come for his late-morning run. "Excuse me," she said, "but aren't you a very famous Japanese novelist?" A faintly odd way of putting the question, but Murakami responded in his usual equable manner.

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