After nine years there, Marie begins to feel the tug of restlessness. A decisive change comes in the form of a winter trip to Paris, where, with the arrival of an uninvited guest and an unexpected encounter, her carefully contained world is torn open.
Asunder is a rich, resonant novel of beguiling depths and beautiful strangeness, exploring the delicate balance between creation and destruction, control and surrender.
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Some of these chapters want to become short stories; you can almost see the wires by which they are unwillingly tethered in place. But Aridjis knows all this. Her novel thrills with energy because of it.Read Full Review of Asunder | See more reviews from Guardian
Ms. Aridjis presents Marie’s subtle changes through lucid yet sometimes dreamy writing. Her observations often have a startling zing. At the same time, she uses much shading and implication that encourage the reader to think between the lines.Read Full Review of Asunder | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
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