Daily Archives: March 6, 2014

* Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill


Dept. of Speculation┬áis the story, told in short, disconnected snippets, of a marriage coming apart (and perhaps, reviving?) It’s clever and often right on with its snapshots, whether it’s the skewering of self-help books or (especially) the tender retelling of the young daughter’s adventures. But it felt cold, remote, not really true.

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