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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vendela Vida Narrator: Xe Sands Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781622318742
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A woman has a job posing as a stand-in for a well-known film star in Casablanca, Morocco. The star reels her in and soon she is inhabiting the actress's skin off-set, going deeper into the night and further from herself. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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, New York Times bestselling author and film producer

  • “You will tear through Vendela Vida’s The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty, this wry, edgy, philosophical thriller, this love child of Albert Camus and Patricia Highsmith, this sly satire of Hollywood, this entertaining journey through the vast desert of identity and regret.”

    Jess Walter, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Vida gives the icy landscape and eerie, forbidding beauty and her writing has…great emotional acuity.”

    New Yorker

  • “Vida is a subtle writer whose voice is spare and authoritative…[and] she can fashion characters as unpredictable as they are endearing .”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Seductive, reflective, unsettling. All our lives are journeys…[and] hopefully, we shed some of our ignorance along the way. Vida writes—so beautifully—about this process.”

    Washington Post

  • “Written in the second person, the novel invites the reader to experience the protagonist’s separation firsthand…The result is an emotional and formally clever exploration of identity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This arresting audiobook is written in the second person, which could be wearying but is beautifully handled here…Xe Sands gives a fine, if laconic, narration of the text, as if seeking to add to ‘your’ traumatized numbness.”

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About the Author
Author Vendela Vida

Vendela Vida is the award-winning author of five books including And Now You Can Go, Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name, and The Lovers. A founding editor of The Believer magazine, she lives in Northern California with her husband and two children. 

About the Narrator

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a coveted Audie Award, and was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.