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A Marker to Measure Drift
     

A Marker to Measure Drift

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by Alexander Maksik
 

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In the aftermath of Charles Taylor’s fallen regime, a young Liberian woman named Jacqueline has fled to the Aegean island of Santorini. She lives in a cave accessible only at low tide. During the day, she offers massages to tourists, battling her hunger one or two euros at a time. Her pressing physical needs

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A Marker to Measure Drift 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A haunting, sober book that is probably not for everyone, but for me, the language and imagery was spellbinding. Even without the personal experience of civil war, JaJa's search for peace and sanity touched me. I will forever hear her mother say "my heart".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book cuts right to the bone. With language so delicate and delicious, it tells the story of this lost woman and her traumatic past, spinning its yarn in deepest colors, one thread at a time. the book starts in forward motion; although it reflects backward in time, you won't feel the drag. You'll be carried toward conclusion in a whirlwind of emotion, faster and faster, deeper and deeper without a single unnecessary word. You will love this book but it will haunt you. You won't be able to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most depressing jummble of a story I have ever read. It was torture to try to make any sense of it. SORRY! but it was an awful read.
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