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The diver's clothes lie empty / Vendela Vida.

By: Vida, Vendela [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 216 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781782397700; 1782397701.Subject(s): Actors -- Fiction | Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction | Casablanca (Morocco) -- Fiction | Impostors and imposture -- FictionGenre/Form: Suspense fiction. | Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: In Vendela Vida's taut and mesmerizing novel of ideas, a woman travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. While checking into her hotel, the woman is robbed of her wallet and passport-all of her money and identification. Though the police investigate, the woman senses an undercurrent of complicity between the hotel staff and the authorities-she knows she'll never recover her possessions. Stripped of her identity, she feels burdened by the crime yet strangely liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone she chooses. A chance encounter with a movie producer leads to a job posing as a stand-in for a well-known film star. The star reels her in deeper, though, and soon she's inhabiting the actress's skin off set, too-going deeper into the Casablancan night and further from herself. And so continues a strange and breathtaking journey full of unexpected turns, an adventure in which the woman finds herself moving further and further away from the person she once was.
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'Part glamorous travelogue, part slow-burn mystery, this full-bodied tale of a runaway is at once formally inventive and heartbreakingly familiar. (It's also insanely funny.)' - Lena Dunham

In Vendela Vida's taut and mesmerizing novel of ideas, a woman travels to Casablanca, Morocco, on mysterious business. While checking into her hotel, the woman is robbed of her wallet and passport-all of her money and identification. Though the police investigate, the woman senses an undercurrent of complicity between the hotel staff and the authorities-she knows she'll never recover her possessions. Stripped of her identity, she feels burdened by the crime yet strangely liberated by her sudden freedom to be anyone she chooses. A chance encounter with a movie producer leads to a job posing as a stand-in for a well-known film star. The star reels her in deeper, though, and soon she's inhabiting the actress's skin off set, too-going deeper into the Casablancan night and further from herself. And so continues a strange and breathtaking journey full of unexpected turns, an adventure in which the woman finds herself moving further and further away from the person she once was.

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