Account Login Winnipeg Toll-Free: 1-800-561-1833 SK Toll-Free: 1-877-506-7456 Contact & Locations
Please note that due to the high volume of orders we are receiving daily, there is presently a delay of about 7 days for new orders made at mcnallyrobinson.com. For faster service we recommend calling or visiting your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore, or see this page for some tips to help us get your online order ready sooner.

parsed(2014-10-07) - pubdate: 10/14
turn:
pub date: 1412658000
today: 1606197600, pubdate > today = false

nyp: 0;

Dept. of Speculation

About this Item

ISBN: 9780345806871
format: Trade paperback
series: Vintage Contemporaries
pages: 192
publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
pub. date: 2014-10-07

Checking Availibility...

Price:
$21.95
Reader Reward Price: $19.76 info
Quantity:

Description

From the acclaimed author of Weather comes a slim, stunning portrait of a marriage--a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all.

ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

A Best Book of the Year: The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vogue.com, Electric Literature, Buzzfeed


In the beginning, it was easy to imagine their future. They were young and giddy, sure of themselves and of their love for each other. "Dept. of Speculation" was their code name for all the thrilling uncertainties that lay ahead. Then they got married, had a child and navigated the familiar calamities of family life--a colicky baby, a faltering relationship, stalled ambitions.

When their marriage reaches a sudden breaking point, the wife tries to retrace the steps that have led them to this place, invoking everything from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what is lost and what remains. In language that shimmers with rage and longing and wit, Offill has created a brilliantly suspenseful love story--a novel to read in one sitting, even as its piercing meditations linger long after the last page.

If the product is in stock at the store nearest you, we suggest you call or email ahead to have it set aside for you.