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Dept. of Speculation - Jenny Offill
Dept. of Speculation
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Jenny Offill,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on 01-28-2014
Jenny Offill,Hardcover, English-language edition,Pub by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on 01-28-2014
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385350815 (0385350813)
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Yvette - Bookworlder
Yvette - Bookworlder rated it
5.0 Review: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
I just spent the last hour and thirty four minutes reading the entirety of a novel that left me unsettled, sad, and impressed. The text is primarily made up of short paragraphs, thoughts really, that include references and quotes and are somewhat a stream of consciousness but taking a form that is...
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Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it
4.0 Dept. of Speculation
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill is a short novel that provides glimpses that, taken together, form a life. It is the story of a marriage through its ups and down as seen through the eyes of “the wife” - no name, just the wife. The book has a unique writing style that settles into a lyrical rhyt...
Mariana
Mariana rated it
Heartbreaking and too familiar. I am very sad after reading this, even if the ending wasn't a breakup. :(
catpdx
catpdx rated it
3.0 Dept. of Speculation
Two stars for the first half, four stars for the second, so I'll go with three overall. I was deeply ambivalent about the first 50 pages or so but found the second half to be genuinely moving.
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.0 Dept. of Speculation
Amazing how such a seemingly simple book can really cut to the quick.
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