Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries)

Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries) Author Jenny Offill
ISBN-10 0345806875
ISBN-13 9780345806871
Year 2014-10-07
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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ONE OF THE10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR THENEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWA Best Book of the Year The New Yorker The Boston Globe Minneapolis Star Tribune Vogue com Electric Literature BuzzfeedIn the beginning it was easy to imagine their future They were young and giddy sure of themselves and of their love for each other Dept of Speculation was their code name for all the thrilling uncertainties that lay ahead Then they got married had a child and navigated the familiar calamities of family lifea colicky baby a faltering relationship stalled ambitions When their marriage reaches a sudden breaking point the wife tries to retrace the steps that have led them to this place invoking everything from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what is lost and what remains In language that shimmers with rage and longing and wit Offill has created a brilliantly suspenseful love storya novel to read in one sitting even as its piercing meditations linger long after the last page

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ISBN-10 9781408879702
Release 2016-06-16
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Pages 272