The Diving Pool: Three Novellas

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The first major English translation of one of contemporary Japan's bestselling and most celebrated authors.

The Diving Pool

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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.

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Author Yoko Ogawa / Stephen Snyder (Translator)
Publisher Picador
Page Count 164pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8.25 x .5
Publication Notes paperback
Publication Date January 22, 2008
ISBN 978-0312426835

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