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Short Synopsis
Sinister forces collide—and unite a host of desperate characters—in this eerie collection of interwoven tales from Yoko Ogawa, the critically acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor.

Full Synopsis
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 very end.

"Although the stories may be perceived as gruesome, the author paints each tale exquisitely. Well-written." ---Kirkus

"Anger, mayhem, and murder are in the air, yet Ogawa lulls us with psychological tenderness and evocative details until the macabre bursts forth full strength. These are delectably fantastic, endlessly intriguing tales of obsession, revenge, and unforeseen interconnections." ---Booklist

"Yoko Ogawa's Revenge is a secret garden of dark, glorious flowers: silky, heartbreakingly beautiful . . . and poison to their roots." ---Joe Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box

"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

Revenge

Eleven Dark Tales

Author Yoko Ogawa

Narrated by Kaleo Griffith, Johanna Parker

Publication date Apr 8, 2013

Running time 4 hrs 24 min

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