鷺沢萠は縊死だった

■鷺沢萠が亡くなったことを今朝新聞で読んだ。35歳で心不全とは若すぎる病死だと思っていたら縊死だったらしい。このページでも数回言及したことのある作家で、初期の『川べりの道』のほか、自分が在日三世であることを知った後の『君はこの国を好きか』などお気に入りの作品はいくつかあったが、彼女に一体何があったのだろうか。
This morning on the newspaper I read that Megumu Sagisawa died. I thought it’s a bit strange that it said she died of heart failure so young at 35 years old. Eventually it turned out she hanged herself in her room. She was one of my favorite novelists. Her early work, Path Along the River is a beautiful piece. Do You Like This Country? was written just after she has discovered that she was actually a third-generation Korean-Japanese. This essay is also beautiful even though it describes her partly political encounter with native Koreans during her study stay in Korea. I wonder what made her kill herself.