A Separation by Katie Kitamura
A Separation, by Katie Kitamura
"With this quietly powerful novel about the end of a marriage, Kitamura establishes herself as not only a perceptive observer of human feelings, but a writer of real emotional range and depth. Our narrator has mostly moved on from her marriage to a charismatic but flawed man... but when her estranged husband goes missing, she travels there to find him, and in the process, confronts her own complicated feeling about their relationship. Kitamura manages to strike a balance between thoughtful introspection and coolly-removed examination of a sad event, and the result feels fresh, precised and above all, memorable." -Recommended by Erika
This is her story. About the end of her marriage. About what happened when Christopher went missing and she went to find him. These are her secrets, this is what happened...
A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love.
A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerizing story to tell.