Review: Offill’s Dept of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation
Jennifer Offill

Beautifully written little gem of a book about marriage, kids, and betrayal. This is basically a book about a privileged Brooklyn intellectuals and their domestic problems. i.e. it is about me and my friends. Generally, I avoid this kind of stuff. As a rule, Brooklyn writers writing about Brooklyn writers gives me the bores, but this one came so well recommended, I had to check it out. Very glad I did. Offill is a wonderful writer and her tale of love or betrayal feels so real, and raw, I had to double check to make this wasn’t a memoir. Good stuff.

 

Recommended for the enthusiast.