Yōko Ogawa

«He preferred smart questions to smart answers.»

Yōko Ogawa


«It was clear that he didn't remember me from one day to the next. The note clipped to his sleeve simply informed him that it was not our first meeting, but it could not bring back the memory of the time we had spent together.»

Yōko Ogawa


«When we grow up, we find ways to hide our anxieties, our loneliness, our fear and sorrow. But children hide nothing, putting everything into their tears, which they spread liberally about for the whole world to see.»

Yōko Ogawa