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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (2 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099521350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099521358
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 127,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Written in haunting, spare, shimmering prose...punctuated by acts of casual violence and vindictive spite. Profoundly unsettling, magnificently written and instantly memorable, these stories vindicate [Ogawa's] status as one of Japan's greatest living writers" (Guardian)

"Yoko Ogawa's British debut is inexcusably belated....Ogawa is a conspicuously gifted writer... Not a word is wasted, yet each resonates with a blend of poetry and tension... mesmerising... To read Ogawa is to enter a dreamlike state tinged with a nightmare, and her stories continue to haunt. She possesses an effortless, glassy, eerie brilliance. She should be discovered in Britain, and this book must surely begin the process" (Guardian)

"The three Japanese novellas in The Diving Pool are both creepy and disturbingly lovely...spine-tingling uncertainty surfaces throughout the haunting prose" (Dazed & Confused)

"A fine collection of three queasily unsettling novellas... She invests the most seemingly banal domestic situations with a chilling and malevolent sense of perversity, marking her out as a master of subtle psychological horror" (Daily Telegraph)

"An intriguing trilogy of exquisitely sketched stories... Elegant, intelligent, quietly disturbing" (Financial Times)

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`hard not to finish in one go, Yoko Ogawa's stories are perfect for spooky bedtime reading - and not-so-sweet dreams.'
--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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