Intimacies by Katie Kitamura audiobook

Intimacies: A Novel

By Katie Kitamura

Penguin Audio
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE SUMMER READS “One of the best novels I’ve read in 2021.” – Dwight Garner, The New York Times “A perfect novel—taut and seductive.” —Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life and Filthy AnimalsIntimacies is a haunting, precise, and morally astute novel that reads like a psychological thriller…. Katie Kitamura is a wonder.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Wayward and Eat the Document A novel from the author of A Separation, an 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 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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A Barack Obama Reading List Pick for 2021

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week

NATIONAL BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA’S FAVORITE SUMMER READS “One of the best novels I’ve read in 2021.” – Dwight Garner, The New York Times “A perfect novel—taut and seductive.” —Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life and Filthy AnimalsIntimacies is a haunting, precise, and morally astute novel that reads like a psychological thriller…. Katie Kitamura is a wonder.” —Dana Spiotta, author of Wayward and Eat the Document A novel from the author of A Separation, an 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 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] thriller of a novel…In exploring how one’s proximity to power and violence…Kitamura interrogates how our intimacies can change the course of our lives.”  Time
“Spare, diamond-cut prose…reveals the pretty lies we tell about community and morality.” Oprah Daily
“A master of cool disquiet…Kitamura writes with forceful, direct prose that makes for a bracing read and leaves the reader mesmerized.”  Vogue
“The interpreter recognizes how familiarity can obscure intimacy, while its lack can yet lead to discomfiting proximity.”  Booklist (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Katie Kitamura

Author Bio: Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura is a critic and novelist, author of Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, both of which were finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. She is a recipient of a Lannan Residency Fellowship and has written for the New York Times,Guardian, Granta, BOMB, Triple Canopy, and Frieze.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English