Intimacies

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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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‘She reminds me how high the moral stakes of fiction can be’ Garth Greenwell

An interpreter has come to The Hague to escape New York and work at the International Court.

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.

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.

‘Kitamura has made the existential thriller all her own…simply stunning’
Brandon Taylor

‘Charged with tension and power’ Avni Doshi

‘Gorgeous, destabilising’ Raven Leilani

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Weight 0.195 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.9 × 1.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K