Alexander Maksik’s second novel, A Marker to Measure Drift, follows the life of Jacqueline, a young homeless woman struggling to survive on a Greek island. A Liberian refugee, she makes herself a ghost among Santorini’s tourists, haunted by her family’s past under the brutal regime of dictator Charles Taylor. Grappling with exile and aftermath, Maksik’s prose is elegiac and deeply felt, and a stunning Sophomore effort just two years after his debut, You Deserve Nothing.
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