Author: Ogawa Yoko
The Cafeteria in the Evening and a Pool in the Rain
The housekeeper and the professor
He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem. Ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory. She is an astute young Housekeeper, with a ten-year-old son, who is hired to care for him. And every morning, as the Professor and the Housekeeper are introduced to […]
The diving pool : three novellas
In this crafty, suspenseful hook., each novella is narrated in the listless, emotionally remote voice of a young woman, such as the high schooler of the title story whose infatuation with her foster brother, Jun, prompts her to obsessively observe his diving practice. As the daughter of religious parents who run an orphanage, Aya feels […]
Young hotel clerk Mari is drawn to a widowed translator suspected of killing his wife, who initiates her into a dark realm of pleasure and pain, a world that she embraces even more than the translator.
Revenge : eleven dark tales