“Where the Wild Ladies Are borrows elements from folktales and recent history to create something decidedly new. To describe this book as contemporary retellings of ancient stories wouldn’t be entirely accurate. Instead, Matsuda creates compelling variations on a theme, a kind of literary jazz that makes for moments of quiet delight when this collection is at its best.”
Aoko Matsuda’s Where the Wild Ladies Are made Books Without Borders‘ October 2020 Watchlist.
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