The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty A Novel

By: Vida, Vendela

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216pp. 8vo. Paper and cloth over boards, gilt on spine. Signed by the author on a special Indiespensable limitation page. Book is a stated First Edition, has a complete number line from 1-10, is unread, tight, unmarked, clean, unclipped, and dust jacket is Brodart protected. Book resides in a custom Indiespensable slipcase and is accompanied by a 24-page interview booklet. (This is #53 in the Indiespensable series.) Book has a gold sticker proclaiming that the book is a "Signed First Edition. The jacket blurb says "From the acclaimed author of "Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name" and "The Lovers" comes a taut, spellbinding literary thriller that probes the essence and malleability of identity." Gift quality.


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From the acclaimed author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name and The Lovers comes a taut, spellbinding literary thriller that probes the essence and malleability of identity.

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.

Title: The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty A Novel

Author Name: Vida, Vendela

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Ecco/HarperCollinsPublishers: 2015

ISBN Number: 0062110918

ISBN Number 13: 9780062110916

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002090