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Diving Pool Three Novellas

ISBN-10: 0312426836

ISBN-13: 9780312426835

Edition: N/A

Authors: Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

List price: $17.00
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The first major English translation of one of contemporary Japan's bestselling and most celebrated authors nbsp; From Akutagawa Prize–winning author Yoko Ogawa comes a trio of novellas about love, motherhood, fertility, obsession, and how even the most innocent gestures contain a hairline crack of cruel intent. A 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. A 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--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 Poolis a disquieting and at times darkly humorous collection of novellas about normal people who suddenly discover their own dark possibilities.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 1/22/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Since 1988, Yoko Ogawa has written more than twenty 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. Harvill Secker published The Diving Pool, a collection of three novellas, in 2007 and her novel The Housekeeper and the Professor in 2009.

The Diving Pool
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