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    Description"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 2013


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    Title
    Revenge
    Subtitle
    Eleven Dark Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yoko Ogawa, Translated by Stephen Snyder
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 162
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 163 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780312674465
    ISBN 10: 0312674465
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
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    Libri: I-FC
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    DC21: 895.635
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69, 46
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
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    B&T Approval Code: P24105201
    DC22: 895.6/35
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC015000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PL858.G37 K3613 2013
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    29 January 2013
    Author Information
    Yoko Ogawa's fiction has appeared in" The New Yorker, A Public Space, " and "Harper's Magazine." Since 1988, she has produced more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in several countries. Her novel "Hotel Iris" was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2010. Stephen Snyder teaches Japanese literature at Middlebury College. His translations include works by Kzaburō Ōe, Ryu Murakami, Natsuo Kirino, and Miri Yu.
    Review quote
    "A secret garden of dark, glorious flowers: silky, heartbreakingly beautiful...and poison to their roots."--Joe Hill, author of "Heart-Shaped Box "and" Horns " "Yoko Ogawa is an absolute master of the Gothic at its most beautiful and dangerous, and Revenge is a collection that deepens and darkens with every story you read."--Peter Straub "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" "Spine-tingling... These are shiningly sinister stories that grab you by the vulnerable back of the neck and don't let go."--"Elle ""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.""--The New Yorker" "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."--"The New York Observer ""Equally seductive and unsettling, these tales overwhelm the reader with sinister dreamscapes, each exquisitely rendered in cool, precise prose that has been rightfully compared to that of fellow Japanese author Haruki Murakami...her tales will long linger in the mind."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "["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."--"The Economist