Dept. of Speculation
[a Novel]Book - 2014
"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, 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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 179 pages ;,20 cm.
Alternative Title: Department of speculation
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