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The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
'Part glamorous travelogue, part slow-burn mystery, this full-bodied tale of a runaway is at once formally inventive and heartbreakingly familiar... (It's also insanely funny.)' -- Lena Dunham

From the acclaimed author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers comes a tensely drawn, spellbinding literary thriller.

In Vendela Vida's taut and mesmerizing novel of ideas, a woman travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. Almost immediately, while checking into her hotel, she is robbed, her passport and all identification stolen. The crime is investigated by the police, but the woman feels there is a strange complicity between the hotel staff and the authorities-she knows she'll never see her possessions again.

Stripped of her identity, she feels both burdened by the crime and liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone at all. Then, a chance encounter with a film crew provides an intriguing opportunity: A producer sizes her up and asks, would she be willing to be the body-double for a movie star filming in the city? And so begins a strange journey in which she'll become a stand-in-both on-set and off-for a reclusive celebrity who can no longer circulate freely in society while gradually moving further away from the person she was when she arrived in Morocco.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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September 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-78239-769-8 / 978-1-78239-769-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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June 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 0-06-211091-8 / 978-0-06-211091-6 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-78239-771-X / 978-1-78239-771-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 0-06-211094-2 / 978-0-06-211094-7 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-78239-770-1 / 978-1-78239-770-0 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-4434-0974-X / 978-1-4434-0974-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
ISBN: 1-62231-873-0 / 978-1-62231-873-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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June 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty: A Novel
Author(s): Vendela Vida
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon