Suzuki demonstrates the power of his psychological insight into the mechanics of fear in this highly atmospheric collection of stories unified by the theme of water.
Yoshimi Matsubara lives with her five-year-old daughter Ikuko in a depressing apartment block in Tokyo Bay. When a child's red bag keeps turning up in unexpected places, Yoshino's sanity seems to be threatened and she soon begins to fear that her daughter's life is at risk.
Fisherman Hiroyuki is embittered and unhappy in his marriage. But getting rid of his wife turns out to be anything but easy, especially when his own boat seems to be against him.
Family man Sugiyama finds himself trapped in an underwater cave. Can he find a way to communicate with his beloved son one last time?
Just three examples from this beautifully crafted collection of stories filled with suspense, tension and drama. A perfect introduction to one of Japan's top literary stars.