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    Chatto & Windus
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    London 2006 & 2012 ebook
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    The Drift Latitudes EPUB


The Drift Latitudes are a position of uncertainty. It is a human condition, and one which characterises an increasing number of people in the world; that of belonging to more than one place, the sense that we are moving through a world which is no longer firm and fixed, but is fluid and constantly changing.

In Liverpool, in 1958, a German refugee and inventor Ernst Frager is in search of a sense of belonging. What he finds is an unusual nightclub on the Mersyside docks, and Miranda: hat-check girl, aspiring jazz singer and daughter of West Indian immigrants. Almost half a century later, Jade finds herself grappling with the very questions that drove her father into the arms of her mother, and realising that a successful career cannot define an identity; nor can you separate your existence from all the many other stories connected to it...

Like the jazz that snakes its way though this beautiful novel, "The Drift Latitudes" is about how we improvise our lives and the chances we take. Read more


  • Latitudes à la dérive|Actes Sud 2007


    Latitudes à la dérive

    Actes Sud 2007

  • Die Beweglichkeit der Breitengrade|Atrium Verlag Zurich 2007


    Die Beweglichkeit der Breitengrade

    Atrium Verlag Zurich 2007

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