A Marker To Measure Drift

June 3, 2014|
A Marker To Measure Drift by Alexander Maksik
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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.
ALEXANDER MAKSIK is the recipient of a Truman Capote Fellowship and a Teaching/Writing fellowship from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Harper's, Tin House, Salon, Harvard Review, The New York Times Magazine, and Narrative Magazine, among others. His first novel, You Deserve Nothing, was publi...
Title:A Marker To Measure Drift
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.7 in
Published:June 3, 2014
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385679190

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