From the publisher: "Kurôzu-cho, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. But the spirit which haunts it does not have a name or a body, only a shape: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world. It posessed the father of teenage Kirie's withdrawn boyfriend Shuichi, causing him to remake himself in its image before he died. It grows in ferns, in seashells, in curls of hair, and in the crooked folds of the human brain. Giant snails are sighted near the high school. An eerie glow shines from the abandoned lighthouse. Mosquitoes fly in drowsy curves and feed on blood. As more people are caught in the pattern, over the town of Kurôzu-cho hangs the spiral smoke of cremated corpses; because even in death, there is no escape..." This volume contains the stories Jack-in-the-Box, The Snail, The Black Lighthouse, Mosquitoes, The Umbilical Cord, and The Storm. Excellent artwork and creepiness factor.
Damn good book. I don't have it around to refresh my memory because my friend is borrowing it. My favorite series of all time.