Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales by Yoko Ogawa (translated from the original Japanese by Stephen Snyder)

Yoko Ogawa shares the same elegant, pared-down aesthetic of Kazuo Ishiguro and/or Akira Yoshimura.Β  Like them, she exerts remarkable control over her prose narrative.Β  And, like them, the fact that something significant is occurring is not always immediately apparent. Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales provides eleven intimate encounters with love, loss, desire and, yes, revenge.Β  The violence committed by Ogawa’s characters is particularly chilling, often presented … Continue reading Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales by Yoko Ogawa (translated from the original Japanese by Stephen Snyder)