Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Five Women (riverrun editions), Paperback / softback Book

Five Women (riverrun editions) Paperback / softback

Part of the riverrun editions series

Paperback / softback


The stories here collected under the title Five Women combine two different volumes.

All together, these stories, each of which (as the reader will guess) has a woman at the apparent centre of its gaze, has the feel of a series study, or of a natural history, though one performed in a strange and not entirely rational laboratory, or field.

The intensity in these stories derives in part from looking at humans under the very ordinary extremities of love and desire.

Neither love, nor femininity, is the subject matter so much as it is the medium. Translated by Eithne Wilkins & Ernst Kaiser


Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops