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'A beautifully written coming-of-age debut, dreamy and funny ... flawlessIndependent

'Khong is a magician... Brilliant' Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

‘Khong’s first novel sneaks up on you – just like life, illness and heartbreak. And love. A million small, human and often deeply funny details gather force to tell a tale that is ultimately, incredibly poignant’ Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man

Ruth is thirty and her life is falling apart: she and her fiancé are moving house, but he's moving out to live with another woman; her career is going nowhere; and then she learns that her father, a history professor beloved by his students, has Alzheimer’s. At Christmas, her mother begs her to stay on and help. For a year. Goodbye, Vitamin is the wry, beautifully observed story of a woman at a crossroads, as Ruth and her friends attempt to shore up her father’s career; she and her mother obsess over the ambiguous health benefits – in the absence of a cure – of dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills; and they all try to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike, irascible man her father has become.

?'Biting, funny and poignant and makes you wish you’d thought of writing it first' Stylist, '50 Unmissable Books'

'A deceptively complex tale of dementia and its impact on a family … Like a chain of fairy lights in the darkness' Financial Times

'One of the funniest elegiac novels I have ever read' David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • ‘A deceptively complex tale of dementia and its impact on a family… Like a chain of fairy lights in the darkness, with Khong displaying a deep understanding of the way in which memory humanises and connects us individually communally – and without which all becomes chaos’ Catherine Taylor, Financial Times
  • 'Mostly this sweet-natured novel is about Ruth’s attempts to come to terms with a past her father can no longer remember while still attending to the quirky, fleeting joys of the present. 'Here I am, in lieu of you,' she writes, 'collecting the moments.' Sam Sacks, ‘Best New Fiction, Wall Street Journal
  • “A good mix of humor and love.”

    Elle

  • 'Brilliant disquisition on family, relationships and adulthood, told in prose that is so startling in its spare beauty that I found mysef thinking about Khong's turns of phrase for days after I finished reading.'  Doree Shafrir, New York Review of Books
  • “A quietly brilliant disquisition on family relationships and adulthood.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Endearingly quirky…Kudos for this delectable take on familial devotion and dementia.”

    NPR

  • Oprah Pick of Compulsively Readable Novels
  • Elle Magazine Pick of Summer Reads
  • Pop Sugar Pick of Summer Reads
  • BuzzFeed Books Pick to Read This Summer
  • Amazon Best Book of the Month for July 2017
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About the Author

Rachel Khong studied at Yale and the University of Florida. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, the Believer, Pitchfork, Village Voice and Lucky Peach. In 2013, she was named one of Refinery29’s 30 under 30.

About the Narrators

Thérèse Plummer is an actor, award-winning voice-over artist, and counselor. She is a five-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audio narration. She has appeared in a variety of television and film roles. As a counselor for adolescents, she spent five years using drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings.

Thérèse Plummer is an actor, award-winning voice-over artist, and counselor. She is a five-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audio narration. She has appeared in a variety of television and film roles. As a counselor for adolescents, she spent five years using drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings.