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Focus Yoko Ogawa
Translated from the Japanese by Motoyuki Shibata

Sometimes I ask myself: How many swimming pools have I encountered throughout my life?

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Yoko Ogawa was born in 1962 in Okayama prefecture and now lives in Ashiya, Japan. Her fiction has been published in Manoa and The New Yorker, and a collection of her novellas is due out from Picador next year. ​


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