Revenge (Paperback)
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Revenge (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 31/01/2013
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A woman goes into a bakery to buy a strawberry cream tart. The place is immaculate but there is no one serving so she waits. Another customer comes in. The woman tells the new arrival that she is buying her son a treat for his birthday. Every year she buys him his favourite cake; even though he died in an accident when he was six years old. From this beginning Yoko Ogawa weaves a dark and beautiful narrative that pulls together a seemingly disconnected cast of characters. In the tradition of classical Japanese poetic collections, the stories in "Revenge" are linked through recurring images and motifs, as each story follows on from the one before while simultaneously introducing new characters and themes. Filled with breathtaking images, Ogawa provides us with a slice of life that is resplendent in its chaos, enthralling in its passion and chilling in its cruelty.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781846555022
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 13 mm

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“Cool and quirky”

A brilliant collection of stories - strange characters, unsettling scenarios and beautifully evocative writing. The individual stories tie together as part of a broader landscape - I couldn’t put it down.

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Amalia Gkavea

“‘’Everyone I know has died. My past is full of ghosts.’’”

‘’Why was everyone dying? They had all been so alive just yesterday.’’

Yoko Ogawa creates a dark wonder of sadness, loneliness and unsettling desires in Revenge, a collection of eleven seemingly disconnected stories.... More

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Rob

“Wonderful clear writing with a touch of weird :)”

A wonderful collection of short stories some dark some a little weird but all cleverly written. There is a loose connection theme running along side the clear prose that is always prevalent in Japanese literature.... More

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