By Jenny Offill
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In the start, it was once effortless to visualize their destiny. They have been younger and giddy, definite of themselves and in their love for every different. “Dept. of hypothesis” used to be their code identify for the entire exciting uncertainties that lay forward. Then they obtained married, had a toddler and navigated the common calamities of family members life—a colicky child, a faltering dating, stalled goals.
When their marriage reaches a surprising brink, the spouse attempts to retrace the stairs that experience led them to this position, invoking every little thing from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what's misplaced and what is still. In language that shimmers with rage and longing and wit, Offill has created a brilliantly suspenseful love story—a novel to learn in a single sitting, while its piercing meditations linger lengthy after the final page.
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Dept. of Speculation (Vintage Contemporaries) by Jenny Offill