- Taylor, Nancy
- Date of entry: Mar-18-1996
A college student takes a job as companion to a young composer who is considered crazy. The composer believes the ghost (Aghwee the Sky Monster) of his son visits him because his soul cannot rest; it cannot because the father allowed the child to die by agreeing to have it fed only sugar water. The composer dies when he thinks he's saving his son from being struck by a truck. The narrator, ten years later, recounts the composer's story because he connects it in his mind with an important event in his own life.
Translated and with an introduction by John Nathan.
Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness: Four Short Novels by Kenzaburo Oe