Review: <i>The Diving Pool</i> by Yoko Ogawa

Today, in January Magazine’s fiction section, contributing editor Cherie Thiessen reviews The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa. Says Thiessen:

The three pithy works contained in this new publication are as sleek and muscular as Jun, the young diver in the first story. He’s the oldest child at the Light House, an orphanage run by Aya’s parents, who are also church leaders. Aya is the narrator; she’s the only one who’s not an orphan, although she has often wished she were:

… If I could have one of the tragic histories so common at the Light House — an alcoholic mother, a homicidal father, parents lost to death or abandonment, anything at all — then I would have been a proper orphan.

The full review is here.

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