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A Marker to Measure Drift (Vintage)

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In the aftermath of Charles Taylor’s fallen regime, a young Liberian woman named Jacqueline has fled to the Aegean island of Santorini. She lives in a cave accessible only at low tide. During the day, she offers massages to tourists, battling her hunger one or two euros at a time. Her pressing physical needs provide a deeper relief, obliterating her memories of unspeakable violence.

        But slowly, the specters of her former life resurface: her adoring younger sister; her unshakably proper mother; her father, who believed in his president; her journalist lover, who knew that Taylor would be overthrown. Now Jacqueline must face the ghosts that haunt her—or tip into full-blown madness. Hypnotic in its depiction of physical and spiritual hungers, this is a novel about ruin, faith, and the devastating memories can destroy and redeem us. 

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ISBN:
9780345803863
Author:
Maksik, Alexander
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;liberia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.7 in 0.54 lb

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