[Reading] ➭ Saint X ➵ Alexis Schaitkin – 52yinyin.info

Saint X Claire Is Only Seven Years Old When Her College Age Sister, Alison, Disappears On The Last Night Of Their Family Vacation At A Resort On The Caribbean Island Of Saint X Several Days Later, Alison S Body Is Found In A Remote Spot On A Nearby Cay, And Two Local Men Employees At The Resort Are Arrested But The Evidence Is Slim, The Timeline Against It, And The Men Are Soon Released The Story Turns Into National Tabloid News, A Lurid Mystery That Will Go Unsolved For Claire And Her Parents, There Is Only The Return Home To Broken LivesYears Later, Claire Is Living And Working In New York City When A Brief But Fateful Encounter Brings Her Together With Clive Richardson, One Of The Men Originally Suspected Of Murdering Her Sister It Is A Moment That Sets Claire On An Obsessive Pursuit Of The Truth Not Only To Find Out What Happened The Night Of Alison S Death But Also To Answer The Elusive Question Who Exactly Was Her Sister At Seven, Claire Had Been Barely Old Enough To Know Her A Beautiful, Changeable, Provocative Girl Of Eighteen At A Turbulent Moment Of Identity FormationAs Claire Doggedly Shadows Clive, Hoping To Gain His Trust, Waiting For The Slip That Will Reveal The Truth, An Unlikely Attachment Develops Between Them, Two People Whose Lives Were Forever Marked By The Same Tragedy


About the Author: Alexis Schaitkin

Alexis Schaitkin s short stories and essays have appeared in Ecotone, Southwest Review, the Southern Review, and other journals Her fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Virginia She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts with her husband and their son Saint X is her debut



10 thoughts on “Saint X

  1. says:

    That night, Claire is awakened by the sound of a key rattling in the lock As she surfaces from dreams, she watches the door to the hotel room open Her sister tiptoes across the room and slides into be


  2. says:

    2.5 stars Did you ever wish something terrible would happen to you so the world could see how strong you are Alison was always the star of the family beautiful, brilliant and absolutely perfect and Claire i


  3. says:

    Thought Provoking Saint X is a fascinating character study that explores familial relationships, the boundaries of friendship, racial divide, and class privilege through the death of an 18 year old girl on an exclusive C


  4. says:

    Wow It was impressive It was unique It was different Well, I have never been a great fan of anything slow burn but this brilliant author achieved amazing job and attracted my attention with the detailed, objective, photographic depi


  5. says:

    Before I begin my review I would first like to ask everyone to stand for a slow clap in reverence for Celadon Books The new voices they are presenting to the literary world are beyond compare I ve no doubt that all of my friends on Goodreads


  6. says:

    This book BOOK CLUB GOLD There is so much to chew on and discuss here that book clubs across the globe will be talking about this book come February Claire is only 7 years old while vacationing with her family on the tropical island of Saint X Claire


  7. says:

    4.5 starsOoh, this was a good one The book is being compared to Emma Cline s The Girls, and Lauren Groff s Fates and Furies, and since I haven t read either of those books, I have no idea if that is a fair comparison or not While reading this book though I ke


  8. says:

    Saint X is a strange book It has so many long, wordy, overly done passages, in my opinion, that my will to keep reading was taxed But behind that too much was a story that I could not put down I enjoyed the character study aspect of the book, despite that the main cha


  9. says:

    Many thanks to Celadon Books for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewHello, my name is Tucker and I read a book I did not like that book but unfortunately, I do not have enough thoughts to write a proper review so prepare yourself for my favorite type of


  10. says:

    3.5 STARS It all started on a fictional island called Saint X So much is going on in this story, I m surprised it wasn t as long as it felt Sometimes I enjoy detailed descriptive writing, BUT at times this felt too slow with uneven pacing that had me getting frustrated Maybe I was expe


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