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Goodbye, vitamin, by Rachel Khong

Label
Goodbye, vitamin
Title
Goodbye, vitamin
Statement of responsibility
by Rachel Khong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Khong is a magician, and we are lucky to fall under her spell at the very beginning of her brilliant writing life." --Lauren Groff "This novel sneaks up on you -- just like life . . . and heartbreak. And love."--Miranda July Her life at a crossroads, a young woman goes home again in this funny and inescapably moving debut from a wonderfully original new literary voice. Freshly disengaged from her fiance and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents' home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth's mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father's condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming her all her grief. Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one's footing in this life
  • A few days after Christmas in a small suburb outside of L.A., pairs of a man's pants hang from the trees. The pants belong to Howard Young, a prominent history professor, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Howard's wife, Annie, summons their daughter, Ruth, who quits her job and arrives home to find her parents' situation worse than she'd realized. She throws herself into caretaking: cooking dementia-fighting meals (a feast of jellyfish!), researching supplements, anything to reignite her father's once-notable memory. And when the university finally lets Howard go, Ruth and one of her father's handsome former students take their efforts to help Howard one step too far
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khong, Rachel
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.H66
LC item number
G66 2017b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adult children
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Adult children
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • College teachers
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Goodbye, vitamin, by Rachel Khong
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice" -- title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn991535980
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
245 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843199
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017028777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)991535980
  • (Sirsi) a2005259
Label
Goodbye, vitamin, by Rachel Khong
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice" -- title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn991535980
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
245 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843199
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017028777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)991535980
  • (Sirsi) a2005259

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