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Home Learning. In the Pool. Description A divorced man angry at his wife finds a painfully prominent outlet in a permanent erection; a model thinks every man on the street is a stalker; an overbearing magazine editor relieves his mid-life crisis by long-distance swimming. These are some of the patients who descend to the basement consulting room of Doctor Ichiro Irabu, an obese, eccentric neurologist with an injection fetish, an Oedipus complex.

This collection of five wacky stories has been adapted for TV and the movies in Japan. Hideo Okuda won the prestigious Naoki Prize in The story offers great insight for every one of us, from Luddite to geek, regarding this pervasive contemporary phenomenon.

These are stories about characters tamping down their neuroses and getting on about life. By these off-the-wall portrayals of ordinary people in seemingly harmless but nonetheless extraordinary predicaments, In the Pool delivers a good time indeed. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x About Hideo Okuda Born Giles Murray is a translator living in Japan. Rating details.

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However, as of January , only In the Pool has been published in English, though the other collections have been published in other languages, including German [9] and French. Works in other media based on the stories include a feature film , television drama , stage play and animated television series. He is fat and pale skinned, with a fetish for administering injections to patients. Treated as a general nuisance at the School of Medicine, he entered pediatrics soon after graduation. However, due to claims of his tantrums and quarrels with child patients, he switched to psychiatry instead. Doubts remain about his actual grades.


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