"I'm currently reading The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto.

"The Lake tells a dark and restrained love story between Chihiro and Nakajima. To me, this is a story about trying to overcome loss and trauma with love. Both of the characters are clinging to each other as the one thing that keeps them alive, making their relationship a very fragile and delicate one.

"Chihiro is dealing with the loss of her mother and Nakajima is dealing with a dark and horrific trauma in his past, which is slowly and gradually revealed throughout the book. The Lake examines whether love between people with a traumatic past can last, or if it's doomed to collapse under the weight of tragedy. I love the delicate style of writing and mystery in Yoshimoto's writing."

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