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Dept. of Speculation

by Jenny (Y) Offill

Dept. of Speculation Synopsis

They used to send each other letters. The return address was always the same: Dept. of Speculation. They used to be young, brave, and giddy with hopes for their future. They got married, had a child, and skated through all the small calamities of family life. But then, slowly, quietly something changes. As the years rush by, fears creep in and doubts accumulate until finally their life as they know it cracks apart and they find themselves forced to reassess what they have lost, what is left, and what they want now. Written with the dazzling lucidity of poetry, Dept. of Speculation navigates the jagged edges of a modern marriage to tell a story that is darkly funny, surprising and wise.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847088741
Publication date: 5th March 2015
Author: Jenny (Y) Offill
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jenny (Y) Offill

JENNY OFFILL is the author of Last Things (Bloomsbury, 1999) which was chosen as notable or best book of the year by the Guardian, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and was a finalist for the LA Times First Fiction Prize. She teaches Creative Writing at Columbia University, and is on the faculty at Brooklyn College and Queens University of Charlotte.

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