The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida 224 pages

Like its title, this novel is intriguing but difficult to grasp hold of.  The narrative, written in second person singular, depicts a woman who arrives in Casablanca, and after checking into her hotel, discovers that her backpack with her identification,  money and  credit card has been stolen.  Her survival in this very foreign city requires changing her name, peers and location often.  The protagonists dilemma touches on many interesting themes, including identity, honesty,  and self-worth.  If chosen as a book group read, I can see many interesting discussions taking place.

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The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida 224 pages

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