YŌKO OGAWA's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, Granta, and Zoetrope. Since 1988 she has published more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction and has won every major Japanese literary award. She lives in Hyogo.
He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem-ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.
She is an astute young Housekeeper-with a ten-year-old son-who is hired to care for the Professor.