Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales (Compact Disc)
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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.
About the Author
Yoko Ogawa is the author of "The Diving Pool, " "The Housekeeper and the Professor", and "Hotel Iris". Her fiction has appeared in "The New Yorker, A Public Space", and "Zoetrope". Since 1988 she has published more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, and has won every major Japanese literary award. Her novel "The Housekeeper and the Professor" has been adapted into a film, The Professor s Beloved Equation. She lives in Ashiya, Japan, with her husband and son.
Johanna Parker is an Audie Award Winning, Earphone Award Winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook for Recorded Books in 2002, Johanna has received high praise for her work in all genres. Johanna received her BFA in Acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. Now a sought after voiceover actress, Johanna has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries and web sites.
Kaleo Griffith, who has been called "powerful, with the presence of a young Timothy Dalton" by the Hollywood Reporter, has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. He holds an MFA in acting from Rutgers University, and his film and television credits include Oliver Stone's Talk Radio, Law & Order, and All My Children.
"Although the stories may be perceived as gruesome, the author paints each tale exquisitely. Well-written." ---Kirkus