Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales Yoko Ogawa

Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales

Author: Yoko Ogawa
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Book Title
Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Author
Yoko Ogawa
ISBN
9780312674465
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 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. An NPR Best Book of 2013Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Yoko OgawaPublisher: Picador USAPublished: 01/29/2013ISBN: 9780312674465Pages: 162Weight: 0.36lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.78w x 0.51dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2012Publishers Weekly 11/12/2012Booklist 12/15/2012 pg. 19Shelf Awareness 02/01/2013New Yorker (The) 02/25/2013 pg. 81BookPage 02/01/2013

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