On Katie Kitamura’s Intimacies

Yesterday, I finished reading Katie Kitamura’s recent novel Intimacies, which follows an interpreter at the International Criminal Court, who has recently moved to The Hague for that job. The novel vaults between various distances and immediacies, shifting narrative tense, sometimes mid-scene. Across this exploration of various “intimacies,” Kitamura is interested in the relationship between distance…… Continue reading On Katie Kitamura’s Intimacies