Bluebeard’s First Wife

Bluebeard's First Wife

by Seong-nan Ha

Translated by Janet Hong

Published by: Open Letter

243 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781948830171
  • Published: June 2020

$15.95

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 apartment noise made by a young family living 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. Ha’s paranoia-inducing, heart-quickening stories will have you reconsidering your own neighbors.