We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

A Marker to Measure Drift
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

Average user rating: 4 stars
User ratings:
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Books on Tape 2013
Status:
Available from OverDrive

Description

Now The Major Motion Picture DRIFT Starring Cynthia Erivo and Alia Shawkat • A New York Times Notable Book •  Hypnotic in its depiction of physical and spiritual hungers, this is a novel about ruin, faith, and the devastating memories that can destroy and redeem us. 
“Immensely powerful. . . . Beautifully written. . . . Jacqueline is a mesmerizing heroine.” —The Boston Globe

In the aftermath of Charles Taylor’s fallen regime, a young Liberian woman named Jacqueline has fled to the Aegean island of Santorini. She lives in a cave accessible only at low tide. During the day, she offers massages to tourists, battling her hunger one or two euros at a time. Her pressing physical needs provide a deeper relief, obliterating her memories of unspeakable violence. But slowly, the specters of her former life resurface: her adoring younger sister; her unshakably proper mother; her father, who believed in his president; her journalist lover, who knew that Taylor would be overthrown. Now Jacqueline must face the ghosts that haunt her—or tip into full-blown madness.

Also in This Series

Formats

OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
OverDrive Listen
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.

More Like This

Other Editions and Formats

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
07/30/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780804120821

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Alexander Maksik. (2013). A Marker to Measure Drift. Unabridged Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Alexander Maksik. 2013. A Marker to Measure Drift. Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Alexander Maksik, A Marker to Measure Drift. Books on Tape, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Alexander Maksik. A Marker to Measure Drift. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2013.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Copy Details

LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
aca1c87f-5eff-9dd9-4f76-5b57948f07f8
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 20:00:51
Date Updated:
Jun 12, 2018 20:00:51
Last Metadata Check:
Jun 23, 2024 12:40:18
Last Metadata Change:
Jun 16, 2024 12:06:22
Last Availability Check:
Jun 23, 2024 12:40:22
Last Availability Change:
Apr 15, 2023 00:52:07
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jun 24, 2024 02:16:38

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Marker to Measure Drift
crossRefId
1153124
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/E81/0AE/50/{E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/E81/0AE/50/{E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780804120807
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780804120821
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780804120807
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780804120821
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Alexander Maksik
id
e810ae50-b2b8-4432-9e2d-43f241fcb87d
title
A Marker to Measure Drift
starRating
3.6
dateAdded
2013-12-20T11:30:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=1153124
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • duration: 08:05:12
      • fileName: AMarkertoMeasureDrif_9780804120807_1153124
      • partCount: 7
      • fileSize: 232948608
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780804120807
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780804120821
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 7/30/2013
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/1153124-AMarkerToMeasureDrift.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • duration: 08:05:14
      • fileName: MarkertoMeasureDrift-57651
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 232919036
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780804120807
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780804120821
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 7/30/2013
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/1153124-AMarkerToMeasureDrift.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Maksik, Alexander
      • bioText:

        Alexander Maksik is the author of the novel You Deserve Nothing. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, his writing has appeared in Harper'sTin House, Harvard ReviewThe New York Times MagazineSalon, and Narrative Magazine, among others, and has been translated into more than a dozen languages.

      • name: Alexander Maksik
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Gullett, Angelle Haney
      • name: Angelle Haney Gullett
imprint
Random House Audio
publishDate
2013-07-30T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
A Marker to Measure Drift
fullDescription
Now The Major Motion Picture DRIFT Starring Cynthia Erivo and Alia Shawkat • A New York Times Notable Book •  Hypnotic in its depiction of physical and spiritual hungers, this is a novel about ruin, faith, and the devastating memories that can destroy and redeem us. 
“Immensely powerful. . . . Beautifully written. . . . Jacqueline is a mesmerizing heroine.” —The Boston Globe

In the aftermath of Charles Taylor’s fallen regime, a young Liberian woman named Jacqueline has fled to the Aegean island of Santorini. She lives in a cave accessible only at low tide. During the day, she offers massages to tourists, battling her hunger one or two euros at a time. Her pressing physical needs provide a deeper relief, obliterating her memories of unspeakable violence. But slowly, the specters of her former life resurface: her adoring younger sister; her unshakably proper mother; her father, who believed in his president; her journalist lover, who knew that Taylor would be overthrown. Now Jacqueline must face the ghosts that haunt her—or tip into full-blown madness.
reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: The New York Times
      • content: "Bold . . . Undaunted . . . Maksik writes, credibly, across the boundaries of gender and race . . . A study of scarred consciousness struggling to come to terms with the violence done to it in a moment of cataclysmic horror . . . The sustained representation of Jacqueline's search for release, for haven, has moments of bleak poetry . . . Maksik has illuminated for us, with force and art, an all too common species of suffering--grievous, ugly, and, unfortunately, a perennial."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Boston Globe
      • content: "Immensely powerful . . . Beautifully written . . . Jacqueline is a mesmerizing heroine . . . She is alive on the page from the outset, and with each paragraph she deepens, grows more complicated. Clearer and yet more mysterious . . . Maksik brings Jacqueline's tale to a devastating finale . . . giving her quest an awful and moving dignity."
      • premium: False
      • source: The San Francisco Chronicle
      • content:
        "It will leave you breathless and speechless; it will send you reeling."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Buenos Aires Review
      • content: "A masterpiece . . . Maksik manages to accomplish in Marker something next to no one has managed to do, namely, to strip the world down to naked life, life in all its glory and all its agony and terror, and death . . . Maksik's prose floats weightlessly and then falls like a fist on the table."
      • premium: False
      • source: Guernica
      • content:
        "Assured, intent . . . Through a catalogue of sensations, Maksik charts the cruelty and the hope of Jacqueline's new life, while slowly approaching the horrors of her past . . . Maksik's world is reaching out to touch. The task he's set for himself is to record the impression of that touch, be it caress or jab."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Atlantic
      • content:
        "The starving body, as it turns to its own fat and tissue for energy, enters a state called ketosis; Maksik's lean, affecting prose burns this way--stripped of any excess, entirely attuned to the prospect of survival, beautifying the simple things that sustain life."
      • premium: False
      • source: Harper's
      • content: "Haunting and sensual, Maksik's prose deftly intertwines the tenderness and torment of memory with the hard reality of searching for sustenance and shelter."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Millions
      • content: "Stark and essential . . . With A Marker to Measure Drift, Alexander Maksik's deep belief proves warranted: he has succeeded."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Coffin Factory
      • content:
        "A deeply invested character exploration of a young woman who is undergoing a transition to a life of alienation, whose memories are just beginning to operate with a newly installed consciousness of past events . . . Glimmers with reflection and lyricism."
      • premium: False
      • source: Portland Mercury
      • content: "Beautifully written . . . Through an impressionistic stream of consciousness, Maksik slowly reveals Jacqueline's ordeal . . . A novel that measures the ripple effect of trauma and violence."
        --The Daily Beast, "Hot Reads"

        "Small events--a coffee, a gyro--take on monumental significance, and Maksik is deft and patient as he teases out Jacqueline's recovery . . . In creating a well-drawn character so far removed from his own life, Maksik has written a novel that stands solidly on its own merits."
      • premium: False
      • source: Kirkus
      • content: "Remarkable . . . Conjures the horror of war almost entirely without describing its events . . . As the novel unspools it becomes clear that the truth is far more complicated and heartbreaking than it first appears . . . Deeply compelling."
      • premium: False
      • source: Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
      • content: "Maksik has wonderful instincts for delivering just enough insight into Jacqueline's character to keep us turning the pages. He manages to raise the stakes to the highest possible level without blinking . . . Marker is a book where the 'big questions' are stripped to their essential core: What is necessary to sustain life? The answers Maksik leads us to are touching, and the book ends on a hopeful note. Rating: 9/10"
      • premium: False
      • source: Idaho Mountain Express
      • content: "A story about a woman coping--a woman reconciling her newly manufactured life with her reality . . . Resonates on many levels: the impermanence of life, the perils of solitude, the futility of running from the past . . . Explores where memory and madness collide."
      • premium: False
      • source: Winnipeg Free Press
      • content: "Luminous . . . Maksik is both deft and lyrical, a master of tense--his shifts from past to present and back again are nearly invisible, so appropriate do they fee
      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: The difficulty of portraying stark violence and its aftermath for those who survive it is one of the most challenging tasks for any narrator. Angelle Gullett rises to the task in this novel set in war-torn Africa. After Jacqueline endures horrific violence, her survivor's guilt has her shifting wildly between sanity and madness. Living alone on a remote island in the Aegean, she relives the days before the nation of Monrovia fell to a band of teenage thugs whose brutality, in a way, was worse than death. Despite Jacqueline's fragile state of mind, Gullett's tone reflects her struggle to accept what happened and the sparks of hope she begins to generate toward her own future. R.O. (c) AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        April 29, 2013
        Set amid the surf and hillside villages of a small Greek island, Maksik’s second novel (after You Deserve Nothing) follows new arrival Jacqueline, a Liberian woman near 20 years of age with a veiled, mysterious past. Homeless, starving, and trapped within the serene beauty of her new surroundings, she searches for shelter, taking refuge in a cave and offering massages to sunbathers for spare Euros. She is troubled by hallucinations of her mother and government employee father, but has sweet memories of her former lover, Bernard, and her younger sister, Saifa. Throughout, Jacqueline finds it difficult “to distinguish between what was happening and what had happened.” Paranoia makes her resistant to building personal connections and she moves from one location to the next on a journey that is deliberately paced and repetitive. Jacqueline’s psychological state is marked by emptiness and conflict; acceptance of charity sparks guilt, rare indulgences turn into painful stomachaches, and a series of unfinished spaces become briefly inhabited homes. Though the drawn-out mystery of this unanchored woman’s past may frustrate those in need of a more dynamic narrative, patient readers will be rewarded by Maksik’s gorgeous and evocative prose. Agent: Eric Simonoff, WME Entertainment.

popularity
79
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/e810ae50-b2b8-4432-9e2d-43f241fcb87d/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
    • shareInLibby:
        • href: https://link.overdrive.com/share?titleId=1153124
        • type: text/HTML
id
e810ae50-b2b8-4432-9e2d-43f241fcb87d
starRating
3.7
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/E81/0AE/50/{E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/E81/0AE/50/{E810AE50-B2B8-4432-9E2D-43F241FCB87D}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
publishDateText
07/30/2013
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
Now The Major Motion Picture DRIFT Starring Cynthia Erivo and Alia Shawkat • A New York Times Notable Book •  Hypnotic in its depiction of physical and spiritual hungers, this is a novel about ruin, faith, and the devastating memories that can destroy and redeem us. 
“Immensely powerful. . . . Beautifully written. . . . Jacqueline is a mesmerizing heroine.” —The Boston Globe

In the aftermath of Charles Taylor’s fallen regime, a young Liberian woman named Jacqueline has fled to the Aegean island of Santorini. She lives in a cave accessible only at low tide. During the day, she offers massages to tourists, battling her hunger one or two euros at a time. Her pressing physical needs provide a deeper relief, obliterating her memories of unspeakable violence. But slowly, the specters of her former life resurface: her adoring younger sister; her unshakably proper mother; her father, who believed in...
sortTitle
Marker to Measure Drift
crossRefId
1153124
publisher
Books on Tape
bisacCodes
      • code: FIC019000
      • description: Fiction / Literary
      • code: FIC025000
      • description: Fiction / Psychological
      • code: FIC044000
      • description: Fiction / Contemporary Women