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by Jenny Offill

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Jenny Offill
ISBN: 0385350813
ISBN13: 978-0385350815
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (January 28, 2014)
Pages: 192
Fb2 eBook: 1637 kb
ePub eBook: 1432 kb
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of Speculation 37 And then there is another fight. Us, he says about the girl again. The wife leaves in the middle of the night and goes to a hotel.

of Speculation 37 And then there is another fight. The wife leaves in the middle of the night and goes to a hotel ress because she can’t bear to sleep on anyone’s couch, to see husbands, to see children. She watches herself sign the register. She watches herself check in. She wanted him to feel something when he saw the door slam behind her, but did he? She left without a toothbrush. Without sleeping pills even.

of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage

of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply the wife, once exchanged love letters with her husband postmarked Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship.

of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply ';the wife,' once exchanged love letters with her husband postmarked Dept. A fragment in Ferrante's mind are the spaces that can never be filled. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply "the wife," once exchanged love letters with her husband postmarked Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all Dept.

Title: Department of speculation. Other author's books: Last Things. Sparky! 17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore. When we first saw the apartment, we were excited that it had a yard but disappointed that the yard was filled by a large jungle gym that we didn’t need. Later, when we signed the lease, we were happy about the jungle gym because I’d learned that I was pregnant and we could imagine its uses.

of Speculation, Jenny Offill describes the rise and fall and (difficult, halting) rise again of a marriage, complicated by a child, infidelity, and the fact that people are weird and unknowable creatures. Yet the novel also makes ample room for the joys of family life, and Offill's sly and funny prose is pure pleasure to read. 6. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James. Starting with the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976, Marlon James uses numerous characters and multiple voices to launch this epic study of violence and Kingston, Jamaica into the literary stratosphere.

of Speculation Jenny Offill takes on the dissolution of a marriage in the sharp, taut paragraphs of Dept. It's a short book, but you'll want to read it carefully - every sentence is a gem. Some women make it look so easy, the way they cast ambition off like an expensive coat that no longer fits, says the narrator of Jenny Offill’s slim marvel of a second novel, Dept. of Speculation (Knopf), an unflinching portrait of modern motherho. of Speculation: An Absolute Must-Read

Jenny Offill’s second novel, Dept. Offill builds a story out of these fragments, observations and other mental detritus. There is a sister and a philosopher friend

Jenny Offill’s second novel, Dept. of Speculation, charts the course of a marriage through curious, often shimmering fragments of prose. A writer lives in Brooklyn. A writer lives in Brooklyn and falls in love. There is a sister and a philosopher friend. There is the narrator and the man at the center of the novel, the man she falls in love with, the man she marries, the man she has a child with, the man who ultimately fails her.

Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill’s heroine, referred to in these pages as simply “the wife,” once exchanged love letters with her husband postmarked Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship. As they confront an array of common catastrophes—a colicky baby, a faltering marriage, stalled ambitions—the wife analyzes her predicament, invoking everything from Keats and Kafka to the thought experiments of the Stoics to the lessons of doomed Russian cosmonauts. She muses on the consuming, capacious experience of maternal love, and the near total destruction of the self that ensues from it as she confronts the friction between domestic life and the seductions and demands of art. With cool precision, in language that shimmers with rage and wit and fierce longing, Jenny Offill has crafted an exquisitely suspenseful love story that has the velocity of a train hurtling through the night at top speed. Exceptionally lean and compact, Dept. of Speculation is a novel to be devoured in a single sitting, though its bracing emotional insights and piercing meditations on despair and love will linger long after the last page.
Comments to eBook Dept. of Speculation
Gom
I loved this book for its intelligent movement from science to philosophy to imperfect humanity. The voice, structure, and content appealed to my reading tastes. It’s not your typical novel. This is fresh. It’s a book I intend to read more than once. My first read was “wow,” and my second read will be to understand how the hell Offill pulled that off.
The Sinners from Mitar
Beautifully written. The wife takes us with her on a fantastic journey through betrayal, fear, freefall, rage, introspection, love, loss and every intense emotion in between.
Painting a picture of raw vulnerability at its peak, this book reminded me just why intimacy is so terrifying, yet so necessary for our growth as humans.
This should be required reading for anyone contemplating marriage, going through a divorce, or suffering a major breakup.
The prose is incredible. The insights are sharp. The lessons are arrows aimed at the soul.
Xanna
The writing style is unique and captivating. It's not a story that spells everything out as if you're naive and need all the pieces explained. The brevity is beautiful. It's a cross between glimpsing into someone's journal, mind, and heart.
Darksinger
It’s going to take special readers to appreciate this book. If you want short, random, terse, pithy, disconnected statements, several to the page, concerning a marriage and its woes this is your book. However, doubtlessly, many will find the structure and the random thoughts more aggravating than informative. There may be some coherency to all of this but it’s darn hard to discern.
Freighton
Couldn’t put it down. Poetic, jarring, disconnected prose. It made me mournful. Like examining a relationship and humanity in a magnifying mirror. It shows up all the ugly tiny things that make up minds and hearts. Brilliantly written.
Ttyr
I liked this book, which was this month’s selection for my book club. I found this introspective review of a marriage painful in parts and funny at the same time. I would recommend this for readers who enjoy a thoughtful piece and not for anyone who needs a rapidly moving adventure tale.
Malak
Offill put together short paragraphs of thought, occurence, emotion in a way that at first made me wonder if the voice had ADD. It didn't seem to flow, but I discovered that I appreciated the efficiency and the story was clear. I have lost patience with most fiction recently, so I thank the author for this creation.
A marriage told in Polaroid snapshots of sentences. a very quick read. I prefer like to watch the process in the darkroom vs seeing tiny snippets of a finished thought. I would imagine it was cathartic for the author, though. An interesting look at forgiveness.
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