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Goodbye, Vitamin

Her life at a crossroads, a young woman goes home again in this funny and inescapably moving debut from a wonderfully original new literary voice.

Freshly disengaged from her fiancé and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, 30-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town and arrives at her parents’ home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth’s mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father’s condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming her all her grief.

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 one’s footing in this life.

Audiobook available, read by Therese Plummer

Goodbye, Vitamin
by Rachel Khong

  • Publication Date: July 10, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN-10: 1250182557
  • ISBN-13: 9781250182555