Goodbye, Vitamin
March 26, 2018 1:05 PM - by Rachel Khong - Subscribe

Freshly disengaged from her fiancé and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-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.
posted by DirtyOldTown (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I go back and forth on this one. I enjoyed it as I was reading it, but it seems very modest, maybe even slight in some ways. BUT, it's perfectly executed. You have to think there's room in this world for some books that are humble in their goals, but are put together and written within those modest goals with a high degree of perfection.

I'm still rolling it around in my head. I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:07 PM on March 26, 2018

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