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The Idiot

by Elif Batuman

Hardcover, 423 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27 |


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Embarking on her freshman year at Harvard in 1995, Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, begins a correspondence with an older mathematics student from Hungary while struggling with her changing sense of self, first love, and a daunting career prospect.