The Diving Pool: Three Novellas
The Diving Pool:
by Yoko Ogawa
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Yoko Ogawa has long been recognized as one of Japan’s best writers of the postwar generation. Yet this prolific author has never received a major English translation of her work, despite an oeuvre that includes more than twenty volumes of fiction and nonfiction. Stephen Snyder has finally undertaken this task, superbly rendering Ogawa’s spare yet intimate style for stories in the New Yorker, A Public Space, and Zoetrope. The Diving Pool, also translated by Snyder, is the American debut of three of her award-winning novellas.
The title novella tells the story of Aya, a teenager struggling with a growing sense of alienation from her family. The leaders of a religious group, her parents have raised their only child alongside the impoverished foundlings their church has taken in. The photographs in their family albums
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