Katie Kitamura on ‘Affinities’ and the Cognitive Dissonance of Being

He has felt some of these dilemmas himself over the past few years. As the world burns and the planet heats up, she finds stability in her relatively small life, quite happy, and is raising two children with Kunzru. “Affinities” are often a reflection of this balancing act: the evil being judged and the banal …