A Marker to Measure Drift

A Marker to Measure Drift

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A hypnotic, spellbinding novel set in Greece and Africa, where a young Liberian woman reckons with a haunted past. 

On a remote island in the Aegean, Jacqueline is living alone in a cave accessible only at low tide. With nothing to protect her from the elements, and with the fabric between herself and the world around her increasingly frayed, she is permeated by sensory experiences of remarkable intensity: the need for shade in the relentless heat of the sun-baked… (more)

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I was always interested in the stories of people who set out to recreate their lives
I was always interested in the stories of people who set out to recreate their lives (January 13, 2014)
Interview of Alexander Maksik by Lara Touitou

Alexander Maksik is a writer. His work has notably appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Magazine. A Marker to Measure Drift is his second novel.

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


This is fine, sensitive work which fully invades the reader’s consciousness. An outstanding novel.

With A Marker to Measure Drift, though, Alexander Maksik’s deep belief proves warranted: he has succeeded.

Maksik displays both realism and hopefulness about human nature without being unrealistic about either.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (July 30, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 240 pages

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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