Reactions to loss can take many forms. Whether it’s a quiet withdrawal or hiring a professional weeper, every breakdown of a relationship can provoke something unexpected in all of us.

These are the type of themes explored in Katie Kitamura’s new book A Separation, Mashable‘s March pick for MashReads, our monthly book club.

In A Separation, Kitamura tells a minimalist tale about a woman seeking out her estranged husband in a small Grecian town, who seems to have gone missing while researching a book about grief. Taking place in a blighted landscape of fire, crime, lethargy and unease, the story investigates the intricacies of intimacy when love has long since diminished.

While the narration and the action are calm and icily collected, the story boils just under the surface with regret, intrigue, communication across different experiences and desperately trying to understand the scope of what we lose when someone exits from our world.

This month, Mashable‘s social book club MashReads will be reading and discussing A Separation. You can join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #MashReads to let us know what you think of the book.

Also, Katie Kitamura will be chatting with MashReads IRL on Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. ET, at MashableHQ in New York City. We hope that you can join us. You can RSVP here.

Happy reading, everyone!



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