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Description - The Idiot by Elif Batuman


'A moving, continent-hopping coming-of-age story' Observer

**SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018**


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, 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.

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.

'I loved it and could have read a thousand more pages of it' Emma Cline, author of The Girls

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099583172
ISBN-10: 0099583178
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elif Batuman

Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2010. She is the author of The Possessed- Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and a Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor, she also holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.

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