9th Ave: Katie Kitamura and Paul Yamazaki

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave store.

 

 

Katie Kitamura in conversation with City Lights Buyer Paul Yamazaki about her novel, A Separation.

 

Praise for Katie Kitamura:

 

"A novel so seamless, that follows its path with such consequence, that even minor deviations seem loaded with meaning. Wonderful" —Karl Ove Knausgaardauthor of My Struggle

 

“A slow burn of a novel that gathers its great force and intensity through careful observation and a refusal to accept old, shopworn narratives of love and loss.” —Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation

 

“The burnt landscape, the disappearance of a man, the brilliantly cold, precise, and yet threatening, churning tone of the narrator—make A Separation an absolutely mesmerizing work of art.” —Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers

 

“Profound and gripping. I had that rare sense of feeling like I was in a creation specifically made out of words, that couldn’t have been made out of any other substance. Kitamura combines the calm complexity of Joseph Conrad with the pacing and reveal of Patricia Highsmith. This novel is a wonder and a pleasure.” —Rivka Galchen, author of Atmospheric Disturbances and Little Labors

 

About A Separation:

 

A mesmerizing, psychologically taut novel about a marriage's end and the secrets we all carry. 


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 and search for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. Adrift in the wild landscape, she traces the disintegration of their relationship, and discovers she understands less than she thought about the man she used to love. 


A story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation is about the gulf that divides us from the lives of others and the narratives we create for ourselves. As the narrator reflects upon her love for a man who may never have been what he appeared, Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on the brink of catastrophe. A Separation is a riveting stylistic masterpiece of absence and presence that will leave the reader astonished, and transfixed.

 

A Separation Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780399576102
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Riverhead Books - February 7th, 2017

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

"Kitamura is a writer with a visionary, visual imagination." --The New Yorker


Gone to the Forest Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781451656640
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Free Press - August 7th, 2012

*San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2012
*Financial Times Best Book of 2012
*New Yorker Best Book of 2012


The Longshot Cover Image
$15.74
ISBN: 9781439107522
Availability: NOT on our shelves now. Usually ships 1-10 business days from warehouse. ETA will be updated with email order confirmation.
Published: Free Press - August 11th, 2009

Abrilliant, spare debut novel that follows a former mixed martial arts star and his longtime coach over the course of three fraught days as they prepare for his momentous comeback match.


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