Translated by: Janet Hong
Publisher: Open Letter, 2020.
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From the publisher’s website:
Disasters, accidents, and deaths abound in Bluebeard’s First Wife. A woman spends a night with her fiancé and his friends, and overhears a terrible secret that has bound them together since high school. A man grows increasingly agitated by the apartment noise made by a young family living upstairs and arouses the suspicion of his own wife when the neighbors meet a string of unlucky incidents. A couple moves into a picture-perfect country house, but when their new dog is stolen, they become obsessed with finding the thief, and in the process, neglect their child. Ha’s paranoia-inducing, heart-quickening stories will have you reconsidering your own neighbors.
A diverting and entertaining selection of stories but somehow lacking the distinctiveness and unsettling quality of the previous collection, Flowers of Mold.
Entry on Goodreads.com here.
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