Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

by Vendela Vida


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Diver's Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida

From the acclaimed author of Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name 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. Stripped of her identity, she feels burdened by the crime yet strangely liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone she wants to be.

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.

“Part glamorous travelogue, part slow-burn mystery, this full-bodied tale of a runaway is at once formally inventive and heartbreakingly familiar. (It’s also insanely funny.)”—Lena Dunham

“[Vida’s] finest book....With its echoes of Hitchcock and Highsmith, this novel is full of darting pleasures.”—New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062110947
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 500,467
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of five books including And Now You Can Go, Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, and The Lovers. A founding editor of The Believer magazine, she lives in Northern California with her husband and two children. 

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The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Constantly intriguing series of events written in the second person enfolds you personally into the unique plot causing everything that happens to feel almost unsettling. I've never read anything like it. This book puts you through a lot in the most wonderful way. Adrenaline is still coursing through me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely not a thriller, but illustrates how your future can be whatever you want it to be. Thought provoking .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seductive writing pulls you in immediately and doesn't let go. One dilemma flows into the next, piling up solutions and changing the direction of the story at each turn. You have no idea where you will end up, and, for that reason you read with bated breath. I loved this story. It's not long, can be read in a few hours, but it will stay with you for days.
Anonymous 5 months ago
She should have never been allowed to leave the USA.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lays on his bed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short, easy read that keeps you interested
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written in the 2nd person, I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book or not, but the author kept you wanting more. It was hard to put down once I was hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a short book but well written and I look forward to more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very honest book about every womans desire to remake herself-perhaps more than once throughout her life-and how a random series of events can often times provide the opportunity to do just that. All we need for this to happen is to reach a low or desperate enough place in life and posess the willingness to step out with our eyes wide open. That is what happens to the MC in this book in a very short amount of time and the outcome(s) are truly outrageous. A very touching and thought provoking novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, but it ended to quickly. I wanted more of the main character... to continue her journey with her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story. Wish it would have had a more comprehensive ending. I felt like it needed more closure even if there is going to be a sequel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a page turner..read it in 2 days. Not a lot happened in the book though, it probably could have been written with half the number of pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, was immediately drawn into the story, a great summer read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*walks in the room with tight shorts and half shirt*