The Diving Pool: Three Novellas Yoko Ogawa

The Diving Pool: Three Novellas

Author: Yoko Ogawa
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The Diving Pool: Three Novellas
Yoko Ogawa
The first major English translation of one of contemporary Japan's bestselling and most celebrated authors 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Yoko OgawaPublisher: Picador USAPublished: 01/22/2008ISBN: 9780312426835Pages: 164Weight: 0.35lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.40w x 0.50dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 10/29/2007 pg. 30Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2007 pg. 1218Entertainment Weekly 02/19/2008 pg. 100Booklist 02/01/2008 pg. 26New York Times Book Review 03/23/2008 pg. 20

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