The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

Editorial reviews

The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty

Immediately riveting, and outrageously funny, The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty takes a nightmare scenario and gives it everything she’s got.

It captures an anarchic, contradictory strain of the spirit: We may brayingly announce ourselves to the world and crave its notice, but we desire freedom from the self too, the freedom to be someone else or perhaps to be no one at all.

the novel is an emotionally precise and absorbing meditation on how grief can divest us of our most fundamental sense of self.