The BOO*-k Club
Bailey and Mariah invite you to join them for BOO*-k Club (*Bloodcurdling, Ominous, and Otherworldly) each month. As avid horror readers, they cannot wait to explore some of the genre’s most interesting offerings by focusing on short story collections and novellas. Come get creeped out with us!
This month’s book is Nails and Eyes by Kaori Fujino
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.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us December 22, for a thoughtful and entertaining discussion about Nails and Eyes by Kaori Fujino This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate. No registration necessary.
Content Warnings for The BOO*-k Club 2023
Content Warnings for Nails and Eyes