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Intimacies

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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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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.