Book of Clouds
Chloe Aridjis read from The Book of Clouds and discussed her highly atmospheric novel, set in contemporary Berlin, yet fraught with a sense of fragmentation and the haunting layers of history.
“First novels by young writers who see the world with a fresh, original vision and write about it with clarity and restraint are rare enough to begin with. When you add in the fact that Chloe Aridjis’ “Book of Clouds” is also a stunningly accurate portrait of Berlin, as well as a thoughtful portrayal of a young Mexican Jew drifting through her life abroad, this novel becomes required reading of the most pleasurable sort.” The New York Times
Chloe Aridjis is Mexican American. She has written about magic and literature in nineteenth-century France and her recent Book of Clouds is a portrait of post-wall Berlin and was described by The Independent as an exceptional debut novel.