A Marker To Measure Drift

October 18, 2016|
A Marker To Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik
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Alexander Maksik''s electrifying novel tracks a woman''s journey from the horrors of Charles Taylor''s Liberia to abject poverty and self-exile on a Greek island, where she must grapple with a haunted past and find a way back into human society.

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.

Alexander Maksik is the author of the novels You Deserve Nothing (Europa, 2011) and A Marker to Measure Drift (Knopf, 2013). His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper’s, Tin House, Harvard Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Condé Nast Traveler, Salon and Narrati...
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Title:A Marker To Measure Drift
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:240 pages, 9.54 X 6 X 0.95 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 9.54 X 6 X 0.95 in
Published:October 18, 2016
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385679176

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