9780099583172

The Idiot

Elif Batuman


Format: Paperback
Published: April 2018

Price: $22.99

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies linguistics and literature, and spends a lot of time thinking about what language - and languages - can and cannot do. Along the way she befriends Svetlana, a cosmopolitan Serb, and obsesses over Ivan, a mathematician from Hungary.

Selin ponders profound questions about how culture and language shape who we are, how difficult it is to be a failed writer, and how baffling love is. At once clever and clueless, Batuman's heroine shows us with perfect hilarity and soulful inquisitiveness just how messy it can be to forge a self.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780099583172
  • Published: April 2018
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): 27
  • Weight (g): 298

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