Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales

"It's not only Murakami but additionally the shadow of Borges that hovers over this enthralling e-book… [and] one might notice a moderate bow to the yank macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands at the shoulders of giants, as one other announcing is going. yet this assortment could linger on your brain ― it does in mine ― as a scrumptious, difficult, soaking up and one way or the other singular experience." ―Alan Cheuse, NPR
Sinister forces collide---and unite a bunch of determined characters---in this eerie cycle of interwoven stories from Yoko Ogawa, the severely acclaimed writer of The Housekeeper and the Professor.

An aspiring author strikes right into a new residence and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. in different places, an entire health care professional is approached by means of a cabaret singer, whose attractive visual appeal belies the ugly of her middle. And whereas the surgeon's jealous lover vows to kill him, a violent envy additionally stirs within the soul of a lonely craftsman. hope meets with impulse and erupts, attracting the eye of the surgeon's neighbor---who is interested in a decaying place of dwelling that's now domestic to tools of human torture. Murderers and mourners, moms and youngsters, fanatics and blameless bystanders---their fates converge in an ominous and darkly attractive web.

Yoko Ogawa's Revenge is a grasp classification within the macabre that would hang-out you to the final web page.

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