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The Resource Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin

Label
Goodbye, Vitamin
Title
Goodbye, Vitamin
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Khong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An O: the Oprah Magazine and Amazon.com Best Book of 2017 'Khong is a magician ... Brilliant' Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies 'Khong's first novel sneaks up on you – just like life, illness and heartbreak. And love. A million small, human and often deeply funny details gather force to tell a tale that is ultimately, incredibly poignant' Miranda July, author of The First Bad ManRuth is thirty and her life is falling apart: she and her fiancé are moving house, but he's moving out to live with another woman; her career is going nowhere; and then she learns that her father, a history professor beloved by his students, has Alzheimer's. At Christmas, her mother begs her to stay on and help. For a year.Goodbye, Vitamin is the wry, beautifully observed story of a woman at a crossroads, as Ruth and her friends attempt to shore up her father's career; she and her mother obsess over the ambiguous health benefits – in the absence of a cure – of dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills; and they all try to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike, irascible man her father has become. 'A beautifully written debut, dreamy and funny ... flawless' Independent ?'Biting, funny and poignant and makes you wish you'd thought of writing it first' Stylist, '50 Unmissable Books' 'Like a chain of fairy lights in the darkness' Financial Times 'One of the funniest elegiac novels I have ever read' David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes
Summary
Struggling with disillusionment after a broken engagement, Ruth moves back home with her parents to discover that her father's erratic memory loss and her mother's eccentricity are manifesting in near-comical ways that help Ruth transform her grief
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10570612
Cataloging source
DLC
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1985-
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Khong, Rachel
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Goodbye, Vitamin
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d6d5f01e-55a2-423a-b530-6a7c863e5210
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471147258
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Goodbye, Vitamin
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d6d5f01e-55a2-423a-b530-6a7c863e5210
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781471147258
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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