“Where the Wild Ladies Are ushers in a new moment for how contemporary Japanese literature represents its ghosts stories. Barton’s translation is like butter, making it all the more magical a read . . . These stories are shockingly blunt, comedic, urban, contemporary, beautifully written, and relatable . . . Matsuda, crisply current, is aware of literary and historical precedent.”
Brooklyn Rail‘s Elizabeth Block reviewed Aoko Matsuda’s short story collection Where the Wild Ladies Are. You can read the full review here.