‘A Separation’ Is a Propulsive, Single-Sitting, Missing-Person Mystery

Katie Kitamura’s novel A Separation is fraught with sleights and nods. It seems simple, yet throughout the book, Kitamura adds gossamer layers and funhouse mirrors which yield haunting echoes, demanding rereading. The premise is simple enough: lost spouse. The book’s narrator, spurned on by a call from her mother-in-law, flies to Greece to track down Christopher, … More ‘A Separation’ Is a Propulsive, Single-Sitting, Missing-Person Mystery