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The Diving Pool

Three Novellas
Ogawa, Yōko (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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The first major English translation of one of contemporary Japan's bestselling and most celebrated authors nbsp; From Akutagawa Award-winning author Yoko Ogawa comes a haunting trio of novellas about love, fertility, obsession, and how even the most innocent gestures may contain a hairline crack of cruel intent. A lonely teenage 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. A young woman records the daily moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, taking meticulous note of a pregnancy that may or may not be a hallucination--but whose hallucination is it, hers or her sister's? A woman nostalgically visits her old college dormitory on the outskirts of Tokyo, a boarding house run by a mysterious triple amputee with one leg. Hauntingly spare, beautiful, and twisted, The Diving Pool is a disquieting and at times darkly humorous collection of novellas about normal people who suddenly discover their own dark possibilities.
Authors: Ogawa, Yōko, 1962-
Title: The diving pool
three novellas
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 164 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Yoko Ogawa ; translated by Stephen Snyder
Contents: Diving pool
Pregnancy diary
Dormitory
Additional Contributors: Snyder, Stephen - 1957-
ISBN: 0312426836
9780312426835
Branch Call Number: FICTION OGAWA
Subject Headings: Ogawa, Yōko, 1962- Translations into English
LCCN: 2007046100
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Upon learning that I liked Haruki Murakami, my Japanese language teacher insisted I read Yoko Ogawa, who she thought was a much better writer. While I can’t attest to really reading either in Japanese, I’ll tell you Ogawa writes the kind of fascinating stories that make my skin crawl. In The Divi... Read More »


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