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The Diving Pool

The Diving Pool (Paperback)

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Beautiful, twisted and brilliant - discover Yoko Ogawa.



A lonely teenage girl falls in love with her foster-brother as she watches him leap from a high diving board into a pool - sparking an unspoken infatuation that draws out darker possibilities.



A young woman records the daily moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, but rather than a story of growth the diary reveals a more sinister tale of greed and repulsion.



Driven by nostalgia, a woman visits her old college dormitory on the outskirts of Tokyo. There she finds an isolated world shadowed by decay, haunted by absent students and the disturbing figure of the crippled caretaker.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismFiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 01/03/2009 ISBN-13: 9780099521358  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Yoko Ogawa has won every major Japanese literary award including the Akutagawa and the Tanizaki Prizes. Her fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, A Public Space, and Zoetrope. Her works include The Housekeeper and the Professor, Hotel Iris and Revenge.

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These dark, elegant and disturbing three novellas posses strange beauty which draw you in and don't let go. First they introduce you to a teenager who falls for her foster brother and secretly indulges in cruelty, then continues to journey through peculiar pregnancy and finally climaxes with a story as dark and teasing as the first two novellas. Nothing is as it seems and the sublime beauty of the writing gives you a pleasurable read which tingles in the mind long after. - Telka

St Pancras International Bookshop - 11/03/2011

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