“Alexander Maksik’s A Marker to Measure Drift, a novel told from the perspective of Jacqueline, a young Liberian woman who in the aftermath of Charles Taylor’s fallen regime has fled to the island of Santorini in the Aegean. During the day, Jacqueline ekes out a living offering massages to sun-tanning tourists on the beach, battling her hunger and avoiding harassment from those who sense her vulnerability. At night, she retreats to a cave in the beach rock which is only accessible at low tide and here she is tormented by her memories of violence, unspeakable atrocity and her complicity in both.”
Elliot Ackerman, author of Green on Blue
Ackerman appears at 7 p.m. Saturday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables
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