Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales (Paperback)

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An NPR Best Book of 2013

An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. Elsewhere, an accomplished surgeon is approached by a cabaret singer, whose beautiful appearance belies the grotesque condition of her heart.

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"It's not just Murakami but also the shadow of Borges that hovers over this mesmerizing book [and] one may detect a slight bow to the American macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands on the shoulders of giants, as another saying goes. But this collection may linger in your mind - it does in mine - as a delicious, perplexing, absorbing and somehow singular experience." -Alan Cheuse, NPR

An NPR Best Book of 2013

Sinister forces collide---and unite a host of desperate characters---in this eerie cycle of interwoven tales from Yoko Ogawa, the critically acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.

An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. Elsewhere, an accomplished surgeon is approached by a cabaret singer, whose beautiful appearance belies the grotesque condition of her heart. And while the surgeon's jealous lover vows to kill him, a violent envy also stirs in the soul of a lonely craftsman. Desire meets with impulse and erupts, attracting the attention of the surgeon's neighbor---who is drawn to a decaying residence that is now home to instruments of human torture. Murderers and mourners, mothers and children, lovers and innocent bystanders---their fates converge in an ominous and darkly beautiful web.

Yoko Ogawa's Revenge is a master class in the macabre that will haunt you to the last page.

More Information
ISBN 9780312674465
Length (cm) 15.0000
Width (cm) 1.0000
Height (cm) 21.0000
Publisher Picador
Publication Date Jan 29, 2013
Pages (number) 176
Genre Literature & Fiction
Author Yoko Ogawa
Signed No
Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews

“Ogawa paints each tale exquisitely. . . . With dark calm and disquieting imagery, she leads readers on a journey of the macabre in a progression of tales that resound long after the last page is turned. . . . Ogawa's writing is simple and effective, and her technique for merging the tales demonstrates her mastery of the written word.” ―Kirkus

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