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Intimacies

Kitamura, Katie M. Book - 2021 Fiction / Kitamura, Katie, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Kitamura, Katie M., Fiction / Kitamura, Katie 2 On Shelf 1 request on 4 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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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 explosive political fires: her work interpreting for a former president accused of war crimes becomes precarious as their relationship is unbound by shifting language and meaning. This woman is the voice in the ear of many, but what command does that give her, and how vulnerable does that leave her? Her coolly impassioned views on power, love, and violence, are tested, both in her personal intimacies and in her role at the Court. She is soon pushed to the precipice, where betrayal and heartbreak threaten to overwhelm her; it is her drive towards truth, and love, that throws into stark relief what she wants from her life"-- Provided by publisher.

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An interpreter at the hague? tell me more submitted by rincess on August 8, 2022, 12:03pm What a premise-- interpreting for war criminals at the hague. This book had Kitamura's precise writing style all over it which I enjoy and led me to read through this quickly. At the end, I wanted to give the main character a hug.

Interesting and Introspective Novel submitted by pjaynes on July 12, 2023, 6:54pm This is a short novel that packs a lot of interesting inner turmoil for the main character. The writing is effective and astounding. There is a scene where the main character is interpreting for a man accused of war crimes. He looks directly at her in the translator's booth while she is interpreting, even though there are other interpreters working. I got chills.

Thought provoking submitted by ruthdarcher on July 17, 2023, 11:01pm Fascinating book about a woman who translates for war criminals at the Hague - a deep look at language, power, and violence.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Riverhead Books, 2021.
Year Published: 2021
Description: 225 pages ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780399576164
0399576169

SUBJECTS
International Court of Justice -- Fiction.
Translators -- Fiction.
Women translators -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Hague (Netherlands) -- Fiction.