What is included with this book?
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.
"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
“Ogawa crafts 11 interlocking short stories with eloquent prose that belies the nature of the tales she spins…. With dark calm and disquieting imagery, the author 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… The author paints each tale exquisitely.”—Kirkus
Additional Praise for Yoko Ogawa
“Ogawa is original, elegant, very disturbing.”---Hilary Mantel, Booker Prize--winning author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies
“A dynamite first-person voice, a story about reckless ridiculous twisted adolescent love in a summertime resort in Japan.”---Junot Díaz on Hotel Iris
“Exquisitely disturbing…Ogawa steadily builds the tension to an unexpected crescendo that resolves into an uncertain reprieve.”---Elle
“Ogawa’s fiction reflects like a fun-house mirror, skewing conventional responses….[Like] Haruki Murakami, Ogawa writes stories that float free of any specific culture, anchoring themselves instead in the landscape of the mind.”---The Washington Post Book World
“Using spare strokes and macabre detail, Ogawa creates an intense vision of limited lives and the twisted ingenuity of people trapped within them.”---Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air
“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.” —The Guardian (London)