This is Yoko Ogawa's third book translated into English and published for American readers. Its subject of sadomasochism won't be for every reader. Ogawa is a master when it comes to illuminating human behavior, even the darkest kind. This is a powerful and transfixing story.
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa; translated by Stephen Snyder Don’t let the math equations frighten you off from this gentle gem. I hated math and struggled with it in school – and while I didn’t always get the nameless professor’s explanations in these absorbing pages about prime numbers, let alone amicable numbers, … Continue reading 1 + 1 = truth