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Summary:

"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."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library KITAMURA (Katie) (Text) 37814003421352 FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/08/2021 Checked out 09/29/2021
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande F Kitamura, K (Text) 35178001850596 New Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 07/21/2021 Available -
Hood River County Library FIC KITAMURA (Text) 33892100744599 Adult New Books Book None 07/20/2021 In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399576164
  • ISBN: 0399576169
  • Physical Description: 225 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Translators > Fiction.
Women translators > Fiction.
International Court of Justice > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Hague (Netherlands) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels.
Psychological fiction.

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