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Revenge

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
 
"It's not just Murakami but also the shadow of Borges that hovers over this mesmerizing book... [and] one may detect a slight bow to the American macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands on the shoulders of giants, as another saying goes. But this collection may linger in your mind -- it does in mine -- as a delicious, perplexing, absorbing and somehow singular experience." -- Alan Cheuse, NPR

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

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 last page.
An NPR Best Book of 2013

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Revenge
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-84655-762-3 / 978-1-84655-762-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Revenge
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 0-09-955393-7 / 978-0-09-955393-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Revenge
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-84655-502-7 / 978-1-84655-502-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 0-312-67446-5 / 978-0-312-67446-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-4526-1290-0 / 978-1-4526-1290-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-4526-4290-7 / 978-1-4526-4290-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2013 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-4526-6290-8 / 978-1-4526-6290-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Revenge
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Picador
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