Everything you need to understand or teach Intimacies by Katie Kitamura.
Intimacies is a novel by Katie Kitamura. The unnamed protagonist is a woman who has recently moved from New York City to The Hague, Netherlands to work as a translator for the International Court of Justice. The narrator has recently formed a romantic relationship with a local man named Adriaan, who is recently separated from his wife. The narrator struggles to determine if she will remain in The Hague, as she finds the work at the Court to be emotionally straining. Moreover, she is unsure if Adriaan will remain committed to her. The novel explores themes such as isolation, intimacy, rootlessness, and aggression.