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A Separation

(2017)
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A PBS NewsHour/New York Times Book Club pick.

A New York Times notable book.

Named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, Refinery29, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, NYLON, and BookRiot.

"Kitamura's prose gallops, combining Elena Ferrante-style intricacies with the tensions of a top-notch whodunit." (Elle)

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.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A watchful and magnificent work. From the first page, Kitamura is in complete control, both of the prose and the story it carries. She is a skilled hunter and we are her helpless prey." - Teju Cole

"This novel is a wonder and a pleasure." - Rivka Galchen

"I read it quickly, but didn't stop thinking about it for a long time once I was done." - Leslie Jamison

"A mesmerizing novel, one whose force builds inexorably as its story unfolds in daring, unexpected strokes..." - Julie Orringer


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June 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Separation
Author(s): Katie Kitamura
ISBN: 1-68324-400-1 / 978-1-68324-400-4 (USA edition)
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Separation: A Novel
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Separation
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ISBN: 1-78125-661-6 / 978-1-78125-661-9 (UK edition)
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February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Separation: A Novel
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February 2017 : USA Paperback
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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March 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Separation
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Title: A Separation: A Novel
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