'A beautifully written coming-of-age debut, dreamy and funny ... flawless' Independent 'Khong is a magician... Brilliant' Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies `Khong's first novel sneaks up on you - just like life, illness and heartbreak. And love. A million small, human and often deeply funny details gather force to tell a tale that is ultimately, incredibly poignant' Miranda July, author of The First Bad ManRuth is thirty and her life is falling apart: she and her fiance are moving house, but he's moving out to live with another woman; her career is going nowhere; and then she learns that her father, a history professor beloved by his students, has Alzheimer's.
At Christmas, her mother begs her to stay on and help.
For a year. Goodbye, Vitamin is the wry, beautifully observed story of a woman at a crossroads, as Ruth and her friends attempt to shore up her father's career; she and her mother obsess over the ambiguous health benefits - in the absence of a cure - of dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills; and they all try to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike, irascible man her father has become. ï¿½ 'Biting, funny and poignant and makes you wish you'd thought of writing it first' Stylist, '50 Unmissable Books' 'A deceptively complex tale of dementia and its impact on a family ...
Like a chain of fairy lights in the darkness' Financial Times 'One of the funniest elegiac novels I have ever read' David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/06/2017
- Category: Family & health
- ISBN: 9781471147234
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