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The Idiot


The Idiot


by Elif Batuman

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017

Named on the best books of the year by Refinery29 Mashable One - Elle Magazine - The New York Times - Bookpage - Vogue - NPR - Buzzfeed -The Millions

"The Idiot is a hefty novel, but Batuman’s writing is so witty and funny that you’ll be hooked until the end. It’s full of multiple layers, intelligent jokes, and references to Russian literature (the very first being the title). Batuman deftly captures the the awkwardness of young adulthood, when you want so badly to live your life to your fullest but can't seem to get out of your own way. It’s a wonderful coming of age story." —Sarah

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