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The Resource Goodbye, vitamin : a novel, Rachel Khong

Goodbye, vitamin : a novel, Rachel Khong

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Goodbye, vitamin : a novel
Title
Goodbye, vitamin : a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Khong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Incredibly poignant ... Rachel Khong's first novel sneaks up on you -- just like life ... and heartbreak. And love."--Miranda July 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. Freshly disengaged from her fiance and still broken up about it, feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year- old Ruth quits her job, and arrives home to find her parents' situation worse than she'd realized. Her father is erratically lucid and her mother, a devoted and creative cook, sees the sources of memory loss in every pot and pan. But as Howard's condition intensifies, the comedy in Ruth's situation takes hold, gently transforming her grief. 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. 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 a one's footing in this life"--
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Title
Goodbye, vitamin
Creator
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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570612
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.H66
LC item number
G66 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Rachel Khong
Goodbye, vitamin : a novel, Rachel Khong

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      43.19289 -70.876331
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