A marker to measure drift

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A New York Times Notable Book A hypnotic, spellbinding novel set in Greece and Africa, where a young Liberian woman reckons with a haunted past.  On a remote island in the Aegean, Jacqueline is living alone in a cave accessible only at low tide. With nothing to protect her from the elements, and with the fabric between herself and the world around her increasingly frayed, she is permeated by sensory experiences of remarkable intensity: the need for shade in the relentless heat of the sun-baked isl∧ hunger and the occasional bliss of release from it; the exquisite pleasure of diving into the sea. The pressing physical realities of the moment provide a deeper relief: the euphoric obliteration of memory and, with it, the unspeakable violence she has seen and from which she has miraculously escaped. Slowly, irrepressibly, images from a life before this violence begin to resurface: the view across lush gardens to a different sea; a gold Rolex glinting on her father's wrist; a glass of gin in her mother's best crystal; an adoring younger sister; a family, in the moment before their fortunes were irrevocably changed. Jacqueline must find the strength to contend with what she has survived or tip forward into full-blown madness. Visceral and gripping, extraordinary in its depiction of physical and spiritual hungers, Alexander Maksik's A Marker to Measure Drift is a novel about ruin and faith, barbarism and love, and the devastating memories that contain the power both to destroy us and to redeem us. 

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Grouping Title marker to measure drift
Grouping Author maksik alexander
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Last Grouping Update 2019-04-20 23:10:24PM
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display_description An 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.
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subject_facet Aegean Islands (Greece and Turkey) -- Fiction, Liberia -- Fiction, Social isolation -- Fiction, Women -- Liberia -- Social conditions -- Fiction
title_display A marker to measure drift
title_full A Marker to Measure Drift, A marker to measure drift / Alexander Maksik
title_short A marker to measure drift
topic_facet Fiction, Literature, Social conditions, Social isolation, Women