Bluebeard's First Wife
by Ha Seong-nan
Translated by Janet Hong
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 noise made by a young family living in the apartment 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.
The paranoia-inducing, heart-quickening stories in Ha's follow-up to the critically acclaimed Flowers of Mold will have you reconsidering your own neighbors.
Paperback: 230 Pages
Product Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm
Published by Open Letter Books