Intimacies A Novel by Katie Kitamura

Intimacies A Novel by Katie Kitamura

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Intimacies
A Novel by Katie Kitamura

An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court. A woman of many languages and identities, she is looking for a place to finally call home.

She’s drawn into simmering personal dramas: her lover, Adriaan, is separated from his wife but still entangled in his marriage. Her friend Jana witnesses a seemingly random act of violence, a crime the interpreter becomes increasingly obsessed with as she befriends the victim’s sister. And she’s pulled into an explosive political controversy when she’s asked to interpret for a former president accused of war crimes.

A woman of quiet passion, she confronts power, love, and violence, both in her personal intimacies and in her work at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her, forcing her to decide what she wants from her life.


A novel from the author of A Separation, an electrifying story about a woman caught between many truths.

“The way I tore through this book like it was a sexy beach read instead of a piercing meditation on the way language moderates our perception of violence! …About once every two pages, Kitamura writes a phrase that feels like a key turning inside your body. And if all of this doesn’t sound immobilize-you-on-your-couch-turning-pages-level good, just know that Barack Obama named it one of his favorite books of the year.“ Jenny Singer, Glamour

Summer 2021 Barack Obama's Reading list 
Hardcover
Fiction / Psychological 
240 pages
8.6 in H | 5.7 in W | 0.9 in T | 0.8 lb Wt
Author Website: www.katiekitamura.com/

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