Description - The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa
From Akutagawa Award-winning author Yoko Ogawa comes a haunting trio of novellas about love, motherhood, fertility, obsession, and how even the most innocent gestures contain a hairline crack of cruel intent. lonely teenaged girl falls in love with her foster-brother as she watches him leap from a high diving board into a pool - a peculiar infatuation that sends unexpected ripples through her life. young woman records the daily moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, taking meticulous note of a pregnancy which may or may not be a hallucination. ut of nostalgia, a woman visits her old college dormitory on the outskirts of Tokyo, a boarding house run by a mysterious triple amputee with one leg. auntingly spare, beautiful, and twisted, The Diving Pool is a disquieting and, at times, darkly humorous collection of novellas about ordinary people who suddenly discover their own dark possibilities.
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(223mm x 138mm x 19mm)
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Author Biography - Yoko Ogawa
Since 1988, Yoko Ogawa has written more than 20 works of fiction and non-fiction, and has won every major Japanese literary award. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space, and Zoetrope.