Tense, subtly disturbing Japanese literary horror perfect for fans of Tender is the Flesh and The Vegetarian
An unforgettably creepy child narrator weaves uncanny tales about her new stepmother in this feminist horror novella + short story collection that introduces a unique new voice in Japanese literature
A young girl loses her mother, and her father blindly invites his secret lover into the family home to care for her. As she obsessively tries to curate a pristine life, this new interloper remains indifferent to the girl, who seems to record her every move – and she realises only too late all that she has failed to see.
With masterful narrative control, Nails and Eyes-appearing in English for the first time-builds to a conclusion of disturbing power. Paired with two additional stories of unsettled minds and creeping tension, it introduces a daring new voice in Japanese literature.