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Author: Katie Kitamura Narrator: Katherine Waterston Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781524749606
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Named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Huffington PostThe A.V. Club, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, Refinery29, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, NYLON, BookRiot.

“Kitamura’s prose gallops, combining Elena Ferrante-style intricacies with the tensions of a top-notch whodunit.” —Elle

This is her story. About the end of her marriage. About what happened when Christopher went missing and she went to find him. These are her secrets, this is what happened...

A young woman has agreed with her faithless husband: it's time for them to separate. For the moment it's a private matter, a secret between the two of them. As she begins her new life, she gets word that Christopher has gone missing in a remote region in the rugged south of Greece; she reluctantly agrees to go look for him, still keeping their split to herself. In her heart, she's not even sure if she wants to find him. As her search comes to a shocking breaking point, she discovers she understands less than she thought she did about her relationship and the man she used to love. 

A searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare what divides us from the inner lives of others. With exquisitely cool precision, Katie Kitamura propels us into the experience of a woman on edge, with a fiercely mesmerizing story to tell. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator Katherine Waterston[’s]… aloof, measured approach is the unnamed protagonist’s very essence, her relationship with the world. Indeed, Waterston’s immersion into this recording is nearly hypnotic in its commitment…Waterston travels these paths, including myriad accents and personalities, with a confident stride.”


  • “Kitamura’s prose gallops, combining Elena Ferrante-style intricacies with the tensions of a top-notch whodunit.”


  • “[A] slow-burn psychological novel, which rakes the embers of betrayal to find grief smoldering underneath.”

    Boston Globe

  • “An atmospheric and emotionally sophisticated novel that reads like a taut Patricia Highsmith thriller.”


  • A New York Times Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2017
  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick of Most Anticipate Books of 2017
  • A London Guardian Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2017

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About the Author

Katie Kitamura is a critic and novelist, author of Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, both of which were finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. She is a recipient of a Lannan Residency Fellowship and has written for the New York Times,Guardian, Granta, BOMB, Triple Canopy, and Frieze.

About the Narrator

Katherine Waterston is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.