Jenny Offill: Dept. of Speculation
Upper East Side
Until Mon Feb 24
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Feb 4 2014
Offill's first novel, Last Things, was published 15 years ago; her new one, Dept. of Speculation, hints at what's happened in the time since. Offill's spare paragraphs accumulate into the tale of a woman who gets married, becomes a mother and gives over to domesticity even as she aspires to larger things.