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Goodbye, Vitamin

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Her life at a crossroads, a young woman goes home again in this funny and inescapably moving debut from a wonderfully original new literary voice.

Freshly disengaged from her fiance and feeling that life has not turned out quite the way she planned, 30-year-old Ruth quits her job, leaves town, and arrives at her parents' home to find that situation more complicated than she'd realized. Her father, a prominent history professor, is losing his memory and is only erratically lucid. Ruth's mother, meanwhile, is lucidly erratic. But as Ruth's father's condition intensifies, the comedy in her situation takes hold, gently transforming all her grief.

Told in captivating glimpses and drawn from a deep well of insight, humor, and unexpected tenderness, Goodbye, Vitamin pilots through the loss, love, and absurdity of finding one's footing in this life.

Cover design by Karen Horton, cover art based on lemons photograph by Nic Miller/Alamy Images (image #A9FJC2)

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Khong is a magician, and we are lucky to fall under her spell at the very beginning of her brilliant writing life." - Lauren Groff

"This novel sneaks up on you - just like life . . . and heartbreak. And love." - Miranda July


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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
Author(s): Rachel Khong
ISBN: 1-4328-4319-2 / 978-1-4328-4319-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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July 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Khong
ISBN: 1-250-10916-7 / 978-1-250-10916-3 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
Author(s): Rachel Khong
ISBN: 1-4711-4723-1 / 978-1-4711-4723-4 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Khong
ISBN: 1-250-18255-7 / 978-1-250-18255-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
Author(s): Rachel Khong
ISBN: 1-4711-4724-X / 978-1-4711-4724-1 (UK edition)
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
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ISBN: 1-4711-5948-5 / 978-1-4711-5948-0 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
Author(s): Rachel Khong
ISBN: 1-5436-6069-X / 978-1-5436-6069-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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August 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
Author(s): Rachel Khong
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
Author(s): Rachel Khong
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Khong
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Khong
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin: A Novel
Author(s): Rachel Khong
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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June 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
Author(s): Rachel Khong
Publisher: Scribner UK
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June 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Goodbye, Vitamin
Author(s): Rachel Khong
Publisher: Scribner UK
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