It wasn't going well with my husband. My days were empty and boring; I found it difficult to breathe just by being under the same roof as him. One day, Mr. Tanaka, a neighbor I sometimes spot from the veranda, asked me, "Oh, new haircut? It looks good on you." He'd noticed that small change, a change that not even my husband had noticed. It was one early afternoon when I let him have his way with me. I felt fulfilled. I experienced pleasure that my husband had never managed to give me. ...I'd always been wanting to have sex like this.