The Resource Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (eaudio)

Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (eaudio)

Label
Dept. of speculation
Title
Dept. of speculation
Statement of responsibility
Jenny Offill
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, 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 is a novel to be devoured in a single sitting, though its bracing emotional insights and piercing meditations on despair and love will linger long after the last page
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Offill, Jenny
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not applicable
Format of music
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Jenny Offill
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Offill, Jenny
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Drama
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (eaudio)
Link
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
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unknown
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 10 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781629231860
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11055964
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unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11055964
System control number
MWT11055964
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Dept. of speculation, Jenny Offill, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 10 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781629231860
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11055964
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11055964
System control number
MWT11055964
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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