The young women in these 3 stories sleep or night-walk to cope with the death of a friend (or brother). I love the clarity of Yoshimoto‘s prose. She writes of their day-to-day lives, conversations & work. It‘s deceptively simple but there‘s poetry in the attention she pays to her characters. She accepts their eccentricities & focuses on their quiet strength coping with loss rather than the dramatic event itself. Feels true; they confide in you.