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The Diving Pool

(2008)
A collection of stories by

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

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 Pool is a disquieting and at times darkly humorous collection of novellas about normal people who suddenly discover their own dark possibilities.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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July 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Diving Pool
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 1-84655-217-6 / 978-1-84655-217-5 (UK edition)
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Title: [The Diving Pool] (By: Yoko Ogawa) [published: July, 2014]
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diving Pool
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April 2009 : Paperback
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diving Pool
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ISBN: 1-84655-172-2 / 978-1-84655-172-7 (UK edition)
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Diving Pool: Three Novellas
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
ISBN: 0-312-42683-6 / 978-0-312-42683-5 (USA edition)
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Title: The Diving Pool
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Title: The Diving Pool: Three Novellas
Author(s): Yoko Ogawa
Publisher: Picador
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