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Alexander Maksik''s electrifying, unforgettable and
critically acclaimed novel is now available in paperback.
On an island somewhere in the Aegean,
Jacqueline, a young Liberian woman, veers between starvation and
satiety, between the brutality of her past and the precarious
uncertainty of her present in the aftermath of experiences so
unspeakable that she prefers homeless numbness to the psychological
confrontation she knows is inevitable. Hypnotic, highly sensual,
exquisitely written, and extraordinary in its depiction of both
pleasure and pain, of excruciating physical and spiritual hungers,
A Marker to Measure Drift is a novel about memory, how we
live with what we know, and whether and how we go forward, intact
and whole, after the ravages of loss. It is beautiful, lacerating,
impossible to put down. A breakthrough work from a prodigiously
gifted young writer.