“In her collection of interlinked stories, Aoko Matsuda reimagines traditional Japanese folktales and ghost stories with a feminist twist, positioning women at the center of narratives that are simultaneously life-like and surreal . . . Throughout Where the Wild Ladies Are, Matsuda makes witty and pointed observations about mortality, connection and freedom.”
TIME Magazine names Aoko Matsuda’s story collection Where the Wild Ladies Are (translated by Polly Barton) as one of the Best New Books to Read in October.
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