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Author Khong, Rachel, 1985- author.

Title Goodbye, vitamin : a novel / Rachel Khong.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2017.

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 GDL Central Library Fiction    KHONG,RAC    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 196 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "A few days after Christmas in a small suburb outside of L.A., pairs of a man's pants hang from the trees. The pants belong to Howard Young, a prominent history professor, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Howard's wife, Annie, summons their daughter, Ruth. Freshly disengaged from her fiance and still broken up about it, feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, thirty-year- old Ruth quits her job, and arrives home to find her parents' situation worse than she'd realized. Her father is erratically lucid and her mother, a devoted and creative cook, sees the sources of memory loss in every pot and pan. But as Howard's condition intensifies, the comedy in Ruth's situation takes hold, gently transforming her grief. She throws herself into caretaking: cooking dementia-fighting meals (a feast of jellyfish!), researching supplements, anything to reignite her father's once-notable memory. And when the university finally lets Howard go, Ruth and one of her father's handsome former students take their efforts to help Howard one step too far."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Adult children -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781250109163 (hardcover)
1250109167 (hardcover)

 
    
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