The Diving Pool

The Diving Pool

Three Novellas

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A trio of novellas explores the mysteries of love, motherhood, fertility, obsession, innocence, and cruelty, in the stories of a lonely teenage girl who falls in love with her foster brother, a young woman who records her pregnant sister's daily moods in a journal, and a woman who revisits her old college dormitory outside of Tokyo.

Blackwell North Amer

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.



Baker
& Taylor

A trio of novellas from the Akutagawa Prize-winning author explores the mysteries of love, motherhood, fertility, obsession, innocence, and cruelty, in the stories of a lonely teenage girl who falls in love with her foster brother, a young woman who records her pregnant sister's daily moods in a journal, and a woman who revisits her old college dormitory outside of Tokyo. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Picador, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312426835
0312426836
Characteristics: 164 p. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Snyder, Stephen 1957-

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