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    The Diving Pool (Hardback) By (author) Yoko Ogawa, Translated by Stephen Snyder

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    DescriptionFrom Akutagawa Award-winning author, Yoko Ogawa comes a haunting 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 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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    Title
    The Diving Pool
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yoko Ogawa, Translated by Stephen Snyder
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 223 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 309 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846552175
    ISBN 10: 1846552176
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: 895.635
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    HARVILL SECKER
    Publication date
    03 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Since 1988, Yoko Ogawa has published more than 20 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.