Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin

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Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, O, The Oprah Magazine, Esquire, Huffington Post, Nylon, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Women.com, Booklist, and The Independent

"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… (more)

Interviews  


Here in America, the young-man-coming-of-age novel is very well represented, but the female version of that is less so

Rachel Khong is a writer and editor for the late magazine Lucky Peach. Goodbye, Vitamin is her first novel.

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


In fact, the entire narrative is imbued with a sitcom gloss that ultimately numbs the reader to the emotional crises that Ruth faces.

“Goodbye, Vitamin” is a quietly brilliant disquisition on family, relationships and adulthood, 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’d finished reading.

Throughout, Goodbye, Vitamin explores the contrast between the acute heartache of a romantic relationship’s end and the chronic heartache of losing a loved one to dementia.


Book Details  


Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (July 11, 2017)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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