Libraries are open! We still offer contactless pickup with Books on the Go!

Dept. of speculation

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(3)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(2)
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
9780345806871
9780385350815
9780385351027
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6dab7aa2-c2dc-6b8f-1731-f5f829f5a18d
Grouping Titledept of speculation
Grouping Authorjenny offill
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-21 05:22:49AM
Last Indexed2021-10-21 05:41:25AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780385350815

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorOffill, Jenny, 1968-
author_displayOffill, Jenny
available_at_catalogCary Regional
East Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Fuquay-Varina Community
Morrisville Community
Village Regional
West Regional
collection_catalogAdult Fiction
detailed_location_catalogCary Regional - Adult Fiction
East Regional - Adult Fiction
Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Fiction
Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Fiction
Holly Springs Community - Adult Fiction
Leesville Community - Adult Fiction
Morrisville Community Library - Adult Fiction
Village Regional Library - Adult Fiction
West Regional - Adult Fiction
display_description"Dept. of Speculation is a portrait of a marriage. It is also a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. Jenny Offill's heroine, referred to in these pages as simply "the wife," once exchanged love letters with her husband, postmarked Dept. of Speculation, their code name for all the uncertainty that inheres in life and in the strangely fluid confines of a long relationship. As they confront an array of common catastrophes--a colicky baby, bedbugs, a faltering marriage, stalled ambitions--the wife analyzes her predicament, invoking everything from Keats and Kafka to the thought experiments of the Stoics to the lessons of doomed Russian cosmonauts. She muses on the consuming, capacious experience of maternal love, and the near total destruction of the self that ensues from it, as she confronts the friction between domestic life and the seductions and demands of art. With cool precision, in language that shimmers with rage and wit and fierce longing, Jenny Offill has crafted an exquisitely suspenseful love story that has the velocity of a train hurtling through the night at top speed. Exceptionally lean and compact, Dept. of Speculation can be read in a single sitting, but there are enough bracing emotional insights in these pages to fill a much longer novel. "--
format_catalogBook
eBook
format_category_catalogBooks
eBook
id6dab7aa2-c2dc-6b8f-1731-f5f829f5a18d
isbn9780345806871
9780385350815
9780385351027
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:237c5383-adfa-467f-9ae7-c7252275757f-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:6834257294912Morrisville Community Library - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfMOR
ils:6834255492590Cary Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseNo Longer Avail.CRY
ils:6834255249770West Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:6834255249773East Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6834255492592Holly Springs Community - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseItem being heldHSP
ils:6834255249774Village Regional Library - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseLong OverdueVIL
ils:6834255249775Cary Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseLong OverdueCRY
ils:6834255792523Cary Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfCRY
ils:6834255249768Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfFUQ
ils:6834256870727Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseChecked outEVA
ils:6834255249772Leesville Community - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseRemote StorageLEE
ils:6834255492587West Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:6834255492588Village Regional Library - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:6834255249769East Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfERL
ils:6834255492593Village Regional Library - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfVIL
ils:6834255249767West Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:6834255492589West Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfWRL
ils:6834255792520Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseOn ShelfEVA
ils:6834256226798West Regional - Adult FictionOFFILL1falsefalseIn TransitWRL
last_indexed2021-10-21T09:41:25.327Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogOFFILL
owning_library_catalogWake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalogCary Regional
East Regional
Eva H. Perry Regional
Fuquay-Varina Community
Holly Springs Community
Leesville Community
Morrisville Community
Village Regional
West Regional
primary_isbn9780345806871
publishDate2014
publisherKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Vintage Contemporaries, Vintage Books, a division Random House LLC,
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:237c5383-adfa-467f-9ae7-c7252275757feBookeBookEnglishKnopf Doubleday Publishing Group2014
ils:683425BookBooksFirst Vintage Contemporaries edition.EnglishVintage Contemporaries, Vintage Books, a division Random House LLC, 2014.179 pages ; 21 cm
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:237c5383-adfa-467f-9ae7-c7252275757f-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:6834257294912On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255492590Currently UnavailableNo Longer Avail.falsefalsefalsefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255249770On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255249773On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255492592Checked OutItem being heldfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255249774Currently UnavailableLong Overduefalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255249775Currently UnavailableLong Overduefalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255792523On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255249768On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834256870727Checked outChecked outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255249772Currently UnavailableRemote Storagefalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255492587On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255492588On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255249769On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255492593On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255249767On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255492589On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834255792520On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:6834256226798Checked OutIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
seriesVintage Contemporaries
series_with_volumeVintage Contemporaries|
subject_facetDomestic fiction
Families -- Fiction
Marriage -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
title_displayDept. of speculation
title_fullDept. of Speculation
Dept. of speculation / Jenny Offill
title_shortDept. of speculation
topic_facetFamilies
Fiction
Literature
Marriage