Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MEMORY POLICE
‘A conspicuously gifted writer…To read Ogawa is to enter a dreamlike state tinged with a nightmare, and her stories continue to haunt. She possesses an effortless, glassy, eerie brilliance’ Guardian
Murderers and mourners, mothers and children, lovers and innocent bystanders – locked in the embrace of an ominous and darkly beautiful web, their fates all converge through the eleven stories here in Yoko Ogawa’s Revenge. As tales of the macabre pass from character to character – an aspiring writer, a successful surgeon, a cabaret singer, a lonely craftsman – Ogawa provides us with a slice of life that is resplendent in its chaos, enthralling in its passion and chilling in its cruelty.
Translated by Stephen Snyder
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Magnificently macabre... Ogawa is the Japanese master of dread... These tales are not for the faint of heart, but Ms. Ogawa is more "Masque of the Red Death" than she is The Ring. She elevates herself above any limitations of the genre she's working in * New York Observer * Fittingly, each tale seems to be its own torture chamber--dark and meticulous... More disturbing than the bloody imagery is the eerie calm with which each plot unfolds, as if one act of violence must necessarily transform into the portal for another * New Yorker * [Revenge] Erupts into the ordinary world as if from the unconscious or the grave.... A haunting introduction to her work... the overall effect is [that of] David Lynch: the rot that lurks beneath the surface * Economist * A conspicuously gifted writer...To read Ogawa is to enter a dreamlike state tinged with a nightmare, and her stories continue to haunt. She possesses an effortless, glassy, eerie brilliance. * Guardian * Ogawa is original, elegant, very disturbing -- Hilary Mantel
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