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Where the Wild Ladies Are (Compact Disc)

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Where the Wild Ladies Are By Aoko Matsuda, Sarah Skaer (Read by) Cover Image
By Aoko Matsuda, Sarah Skaer (Read by)
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Staff Reviews

I'm in love! What a fantastic collection of short stories. Based on traditional Japanese ghost stories, this book is a feminist, queer reimagining which gives the ghosts a second chance at life and love. It's so lovely, kind, and uplifting. Most of the stories are loosely connected to each other through a mysterious company which employs both the living and the dead. You also can flip to the end of the book to read short summaries of the original tales. If you are looking for something both life-affirming and unique, look no further. 

— Ksenia

Based on traditional Japanese yōkai tales (conveniently summarized at the end of the volume), this collection of loosely connected short stories is a feminist, queer retelling that gives the ghosts a second chance at life and love. Life affirming and whimsical, these stories invite the reader into a world where becoming a ghost is but a beginning: of freedom from gender roles; of a fulfilling career; and of a death-time of happiness. Loved it!  

— Ksenia

November 2020 Indie Next List

Where the Wild Ladies Are is a beautiful and haunting, modern and feminist reimagining of Japanese folklore and ghost stories. While it wears its inspirations on its sleeve, each of these enchanting and offbeat stories feels entirely original. Ethereal, quirky, and charming — I loved it!”
— Lane Jacobson, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR

Winter 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List

“Remixing traditional Japanese folktales of ghosts and yokai through a modern, feminist lens, Where the Wild Ladies Are is an incredible collection of quirky, witty, and insightful stories. Matsuda’s keen observational eye and wonderful sense of surreal humor comes through in each and every story.”
— Caleb Masters, Bookmarks, Winston-Salem, NC

Product Details
ISBN: 9781662073533
ISBN-10: 1662073534
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: March 8th, 2021
Language: English