Chloe Aridjis


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New York, NY, The United States

Chloe Aridjis was born in New York and grew up in the Netherlands and Mexico City. After receiving a BA from Harvard, she went on to receive a PhD from Oxford University. A collection of essays on Magic and Poetry in Nineteenth-century France was released in 2005. Her first novel, Book of Clouds, followed in 2009, winning the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in France.

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Sea Monsters

3.44 avg rating — 924 ratings — published 2019 — 13 editions
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Book of Clouds

3.40 avg rating — 922 ratings — published 2009 — 19 editions
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Asunder

3.39 avg rating — 557 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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Mal Journal: PLANTSEX

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Topografia de Lo Insolito: ...

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An Unreliable Guide to London

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Berlin (City Lit Series)

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The Child Poet

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“After five years I still had the impulse, every ten to twelve months, to find a new home. Spaces became too familiar, too elastic, too accommodating. Boredom and exasperation would set in. And though of course nothing really changed from one roof to another, I liked to harbor the illusion that small variations occurred within, that with each move something was being renewed.”
Chloe Aridjis, Book of Clouds

“There are two kinds of romantics, my older cousin had explained, the kind who is constantly falling in love and simply needs a person into whom they can pour every thought, dream, and project, and the kind of romantic who remains alone, waiting and waiting for the right person to arrive, a person who may not even exist. It was too early to know which kind I would be.”
Chloe Aridjis, Sea Monsters

“If I stayed in much longer I was certain I would dissolve, there were probably hundreds of dissolved bodies in the ocean, swirling around with the shells and seaweed, that’s what happens when you immerse yourself too fully in any vastness, you eventually become part of it, part of the landscape, quite literally.”
Chloe Aridjis, Sea Monsters

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