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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 bed In the morning Claire wakes at dawn to find her sister s bed empty She is on the balcony, her eyes fixed on something in the distance It seems her sister is hardly sleeping at all The problem with reading a book and


  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 idolized her.But one Caribbean vacation on the island of Saint X later, their family of four became a family of three.Even though Claire was only seven, that memory was burned into her mind Their voices, though still fr


  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 Caribbean island resort Saint X is the story of Alison Thomas a beautiful, witty and privileged 18 year old girl who is found dead on an island during her family s vacation in the 1990s Claire, her seven year old sist


  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 depictions and perfectly rounded characterization This book is not a big mystery about unsolved case of a young woman s dying This is also not only about obsession of the sister she left behind or the grief of whole family


  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 Island of Misfit Readers has AT LEAST one of their authors books on their Best of 2019 list.So, kudos Celadon, you ve made mine and many others year in books among the best yet.Ahem, ok here we go_____________________


  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 is a quiet child, some may even say a bit odd, but one thing is for certain Claire and her big sister Alison share a tight bond She admires Alison s beauty, her wit, her intelligence, the way that she lights up a roo


  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 kept getting Celeste Ng vibes to the story so if you like that author, I recommend reading Saint X.During a family vacation on the Caribbean island of Saint X, college student, Alison, goes missing A few days later her


  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 character, Claire, and her older sister, Alison, were so unlikable I wanted to know what happened to Alison and that is what kept me going, even though portions of the book were a slogfest I think this speaks to how mu


  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 review to write A gif review Me when I started this book with Miranda Me when I started to realize I wasn t enjoying this as much as I hoped Me trying to tell myself I was enjoying this book Me when the twist was r


  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 expecting a fast paced thriller suspense Not happening here.A slow burn for sure, with a focus on obsession, lies and the psyche of the leading characters At times it read like a movie and I was pulled into the events


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