About this book
Three novellas from one of contemporary Japan's most celebrated authors. First major English translation. 'Elegant, intelligent and quietly upsetting.' "Financial Times". Yoko Ogawa's novel "The Housekeeper And The Professor" sold 2 million copies.
Yoko Ogawa, a lonely teenaged girl falls in love with her foster-brother as she watches him leap from a high diving board into a pool - an unspoken infatuation that draws out darker possibilities. A young woman records the daily moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, but rather than a story of growth the diary reveals a sinister tale of greed.