Book of Clouds Chloe Aridjis

Book of Clouds

Author: Chloe Aridjis
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Book Title
Book of Clouds
Author
Chloe Aridjis
ISBN
9780802170569
Book of Clouds is a haunting, masterfully wrought debut novel about a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters leads to romance, violence, and revelation. Having escaped her overbearing family a continent away, Tatiana settles in Berlin and cultivates solitude while distancing herself from the city's past. Yet the phantoms of Berlin--seeping in through the floorboards of her apartment, lingering in the abandoned subterranea--are more alive to her than the people she passes on her daily walks. When she takes a job transcribing notes for the reclusive historian Doktor Weiss, her life in Berlin becomes more complex--and more perilous. Through Weiss, she meets Jonas, a meteorologist who, as a child in the GDR, took solace in the sky's constant shape-shifting, an antidote to his grim and unyielding reality. As their three paths intersect and merge, the contours of all their worlds change, culminating in an act of violence that will leave none of them untouched. Unfolding with the strange, charged logic of a dream, Book of Clouds is a profound portrait of a city forever in flux, and of the myths we cling to in order to give shape to our lives.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Chloe AridjisPublisher: Grove Press, Black CatPublished: 03/03/2009ISBN: 9780802170569Pages: 204Weight: 0.47lbsSize: 7.32h x 5.34w x 0.62dReview Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2009Vanity Fair 04/01/2009 pg. 64New York Times Book Review 03/15/2009 pg. 16
Book of Clouds is a haunting, masterfully wrought debut novel about a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters leads to romance, violence, and revelation. Having escaped her overbearing family a continent away, Tatiana settles in Berlin and cultivates solitude while distancing herself from the city's past. Yet the phantoms of Berlin--seeping in through the floorboards of her apartment, lingering in the abandoned subterranea--are more alive to her than the people she passes on her daily walks. When she takes a job transcribing notes for the reclusive historian Doktor Weiss, her life in Berlin becomes more complex--and more perilous. Through Weiss, she meets Jonas, a meteorologist who, as a child in the GDR, took solace in the sky's constant shape-shifting, an antidote to his grim and unyielding reality. As their three paths intersect and merge, the contours of all their worlds change, culminating in an act of violence that will leave none of them untouched. Unfolding with the strange, charged logic of a dream, Book of Clouds is a profound portrait of a city forever in flux, and of the myths we cling to in order to give shape to our lives.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Chloe Aridjis
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Published: 03/03/2009
ISBN: 9780802170569
Pages: 204
Weight: 0.47lbs
Size: 7.32h x 5.34w x 0.62d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2009
Vanity Fair 04/01/2009 pg. 64
New York Times Book Review 03/15/2009 pg. 16
Book of Clouds is a haunting, masterfully wrought debut novel about a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters leads to romance, violence, and revelation. Having escaped her overbearing family a continent away, Tatiana settles in Berlin and cultivates solitude while distancing herself from the city's past. Yet the phantoms of Berlin--seeping in through the floorboards of her apartment, lingering in the abandoned subterranea--are more alive to her than the people she passes on her daily walks. When she takes a job transcribing notes for the reclusive historian Doktor Weiss, her life in Berlin becomes more complex--and more perilous. Through Weiss, she meets Jonas, a meteorologist who, as a child in the GDR, took solace in the sky's constant shape-shifting, an antidote to his grim and unyielding reality. As their three paths intersect and merge, the contours of all their worlds change, culminating in an act of violence that will leave none of them untouched. Unfolding with the strange, charged logic of a dream, Book of Clouds is a profound portrait of a city forever in flux, and of the myths we cling to in order to give shape to our lives.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Chloe Aridjis
Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat
Published: 03/03/2009
ISBN: 9780802170569
Pages: 204
Weight: 0.47lbs
Size: 7.32h x 5.34w x 0.62d

Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 02/15/2009
Vanity Fair 04/01/2009 pg. 64
New York Times Book Review 03/15/2009 pg. 16