Intimacies: A Novel by Katie Kitamura

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

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“A quiet study of intense loneliness, Kitamura’s prose positively crackles with the sense of impending danger. The narrator is an interpreter for the court tasked with bridging the distance between two languages: the victims’ and that of the former president accused of crimes against humanity. She is also a young woman with abandonment issues, fleeing as much as she is seeking.

Where the narrator’s profession can be disorienting, Kitamura’s dissection of the narrator’s interiority is keen, both Kitamura and the narrator attuned the subtleties of people, the ticks and mannerisms that bolster the “charming” amongst us and threaten to overwhelm the lost.”

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

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.

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