Goodbye, Vitamin
Goodbye, Vitamin
A Novel
Rachel Khong



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Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR; O, The Oprah Magazine; Vogue; San Francisco Chronicle; Esquire; Huffington Post; Nylon; Entertainment Weekly; BuzzFeed; Booklist; and The Independent

Freshly disengaged from her fiancé 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 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 quietly brilliant disquisition . . . told in prose that is so startling in its spare beauty that I found myself thinking about Khong's turns of phrase for days after I finished reading."―Doree Shafrir, The New York Times Book Review

"One of those rare books that is both devastating and light-hearted, heartfelt, and joyful. . . . Don't miss it."―BuzzFeed

"Hello, Rachel Khong. Kudos for this delectable take on familial devotion."―NPR

Title Goodbye, Vitamin
Subtitle A Novel
Author Rachel Khong
Publisher Picador
Title First Published 10 July 2018
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 1250182557
ISBN-13 9781250182555
Publication Date 10 July 2018
Weight 16 oz.
 


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