Revenge

Revenge

Sinister forces draw together a cast of desperate characters in this eerie and absorbing novel from Yoko Ogawa.

An aspiring writer moves into a new apartment and discovers that her landlady has murdered her husband. Years later, the writer’s stepson reflects upon his stepmother and the strange stories she used to tell him. Meanwhile, a surgeon’s lover vows to kill him if he does not leave his wife. Before she can follow-through on her crime of passion, though, the surgeon will cross paths with another remarkable woman, a cabaret singer whose heart beats delicately outside of her body. But when the surgeon promises to repair her condition, he sparks the jealousy of another man who would like to preserve the heart in a custom tailored bag. Murderers and mourners, mothers and children, lovers and innocent bystanders—their fates converge in a darkly beautiful web that they are each powerless to escape.

Macabre, fiendishly clever, and with a touch of the supernatural, Yoko Ogawa’s Revenge creates a haunting tapestry of death—and the afterlife of the living.

Title:Revenge
Edition Language:English
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    Revenge Reviews

  • Kris

    Yoko Ogawa has made a name for herself as a writer who can unsettle her readers with her precise, detailed, impassive prose. Two of her previously published books, Hotel Iris: A Novel and The Diving P...

  • Jaidee

    4.13 "provocative, surreal, interconnected" stars !!The Pleasant Surprise Award of 2019 This short story collection by Ms. Ogawa, published in 1998 was highly creative and somewhat bizarre. Themes of ...

  • Jamie

    One of my favorite books this year. Every story was dark and had a somber feel to them, all the while, every short story linking perfectly to one another. ...

  • Robin

    Last year, I found a new literary love - Yōko Ogawa. I adored her dystopian, poetic The Memory Police. Then I was blown away by her ruthless Hotel Iris. I love how she is able and willing to create m...

  • Brina

    I took advantage of leap year 2020 to get a head start on my women’s history month reads. In the past year reading books by women around the world has been lacking, so I decided to make this year’...

  • Lynne King

    It was the title that struck me first of all, that of "Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales” and so on a whim I purchased it. I had never heard of Yoko Ogawa before.What an extraordinary selection of eleven s...

  • Teresa

    I admire writers who can write such deceptively simple sentences and with no exposition make everything clear that they want to be clear. Ogawa, at least with these stories, is one of those writers; y...

  • Paquita Maria Sanchez

    Compared to other Ogawa books this one is weak, but as a standalone it is no more and no less than meh, fine by me. It is just fine, a "woo" without an exclamation point. A straight-faced, monotone "w...

  • Anish Kohli

    This is a BR. Nooooo. Not a Buddy Read. Did you notice the “is”? It’s a Buddy Review!! With the most awesome Sillyhead and it was her idea too! She’s pretty great dumb like that!! We read the ...

  • Jr Bacdayan

    This is a fascinating collection that weaves together the lives of broken people unable to cope with lingering memories and pains. United by a sense of commonality in the quest of gaining triumph agai...