Reviews

  • "Odd, quirky and unusual, and sure to linger in the mind for days afterwards"

    Nudge
  • "Tightly constructed, these stories also pack a surprisingly emotional punch. A darkly moving, dazzling and intelligent book"

    5 stars, Lady
  • "Across eleven dark tales, Ogawa has created an entire universe… Revenge is full of beautifully pitched short stories, with a depth that defies brevity, but it also pushed the boundaries of what a collection of short stories can be"

    Irish Examiner
  • "Ogawa is original, elegant, very disturbing. I admire any writer who dares to work on this uneasy territory - we're on the edge of the unspeakable. The stories seem to penetrate right to the heart of the world and find it a cold and eerie place. There are no narrative tricks, but the stories generate a surprising amount of tension. You feel as if you've touched an icy hand"

    Hilary Mantel
  • "Deceptively elegant...written in such lucid, unpretentious language that reading it is like looking into a deep pool of clear water. But even in the clearest waters can lurk currents you don't see until you are in them. Dive into Yoko Ogawa's world...and you find yourself tugged by forces more felt than seen"

    New York Times Book Review