The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

by Vendela Vida | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1782397701 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingkeeta1wing of Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on 2/26/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingkeeta1wing from Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Monday, February 26, 2018
Amazon Editorial Review
In Vendela Vida’s taut and mesmerizing novel of ideas, a woman travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. While checking into her hotel, the woman is robbed of her wallet and passport—all of her money and identification. Though the police investigate, the woman senses an undercurrent of complicity between the hotel staff and the authorities—she knows she’ll never recover her possessions. Stripped of her identity, she feels burdened by the crime yet strangely liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone she chooses.

A chance encounter with a movie producer leads to a job posing as a stand-in for a well-known film star. The star reels her in deeper, though, and soon she’s inhabiting the actress’s skin off set, too—going deeper into the Casablancan night and further from herself. And so continues a strange and breathtaking journey full of unexpected turns, an adventure in which the woman finds herself moving further and further away from the person she once was.

Told with vibrant, lush detail and a wicked sense of humor, The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty is part literary mystery, part psychological thriller—an unforgettable novel that explores free will, power, and a woman’s right to choose not her past, perhaps not her present, but certainly her future. This is Vendela Vida’s most assured and ambitious novel yet..

Journal Entry 2 by wingkeeta1wing at Howick, Auckland Province New Zealand on Monday, February 26, 2018
A compelling read.
I'm sure all of us would like to swap our lives and/or disappear for a while, at some stage.

Released 1 yr ago (3/1/2018 UTC) at Howick Post Office in Howick/Botany Downs, Auckland Province New Zealand

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