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The Diving Pool by Yōko Ogawa
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Oct 02, 10

bookshelves: short-stories, fiction, japanese, in-translation
Read in September, 2010

Eerie. Somehow Ogawa writes these quiet stories in which little threads tugged loose in the ordinary and everyday create huge ripples and intimations of something frightening and vast and unknowable. What made these, for me, is the way you're never quite sure whether the story is about to tip over into full-blown horror--or resolve safely, even happily, within the domestic; the characters tremble on the line between malaise and madness, and it's hard for the reader to tell which is which.
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