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Author Batuman, Elif, 1977- author.

Title The idiot / Elif Batuman.

Publication Info. New York City : Penguin Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    BATUMAN,ELI    DUE 11-10-21
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    BATUMAN,ELI    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Fiction.
Description 423 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary "The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman year at Harvard. She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of, befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate, Svetlana, and, almost by accident, begins corresponding with Ivan, an older mathematics student from Hungary. Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan, but with each email they exchange, the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings. At the end of the school year, Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer, and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside, to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan's friends. On the way, she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana. Selin's summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students, or indeed of any other kinds of people. For Selin, this is a journey further inside herself: a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love, and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a writer."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Women college students -- Fiction.
Turkish Americans -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9781594205613 (hardback)
1594205612 (hardback)

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