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Haruki Murakami will release another book in 2014

It's been less than a month since Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage came out in the United States — but anyone who has already devoured the author's latest novel will be pleased to hear that Murakami has one last story slated for release in 2014.

In December, Knopf will publish The Strange Library, a 96-page translation of a story that Murakami originally published in Japan in 2008. The story follows a boy who is taken hostage by a strange man during a visit to a library. The man forces the boy to memorize a large number of books, planning to eat his brain and "collect the information" when he finishes. In a press release, Knopf chairman Sonny Mehta called The Strange Library "as scary and surprising as anything [Murakami] has ever written."