The Idiot (Innbundet)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2017
Antall sider: 432
Forlag: Vintage Publishing
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781910702697
Omtale The Idiot
**LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018**

'I loved it and could have read a thousand more pages of it.' - Emma Cline

Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies linguistics and literature, teaches ESL and spends a lot of time thinking about what language - and languages - can and cannot do.

Along the way she befriends Svetlana, a cosmopolitan Serb, and obsesses over Ivan, a mathematician from Hungary. The two conduct a hilarious relationship that culminates with Selin spending the summer teaching English in a Hungarian village and enduring a series of surprising excursions. Throughout her journeys, Selin ponders profound questions about how culture and language shape who we are, how difficult it is to be a failed writer, and how baffling love is.

At once clever and clueless, Batuman's heroine shows us with perfect hilarity and soulful inquisitiveness just how messy it can be to forge a self.

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