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Summary, Analysis, and Review of Jenny Offill's Weather

A Novel

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

Jenny Offill's third novel follows the thoughts of librian Lizzie Benson as she deals with raising a family, helping her brother overcome addiction, and preparing for the end of the world. In Offill's signature style of disjointed autofiction, she takes the reader on a journey through the mind of a woman obsessed with doomsday preparation in a world ever threatened by climate change and divisive politics.

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Summary of the original book

Easily digestible takeaways distilling the main themes

A guide to the key characters throughout the book

Discussion of the external forces driving Offill's work

In-depth Editorial Review & Analysis

Background on Jenny Offill

About the Original Book:

Weather is an unconventional novel that uses its broken, disparate structure to capture the current American zeitgeist in a spectacular way. Despite its anxiety-driven narrative about the end of the world (whether due to climate change or the rapture), the book is quite humorous as Lizzie relays quick quips and anecdotes throughout, delving often into the farcical and absurd. It is both darkly funny and sardonic as well as absurdly light at other times. A must-read for anyone who has felt lost or disconnected in the last few years of political turmoil, Offill delves into not only the broader threat of climate change, but life, family, privilege, religion, and technology, among other things.

DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Weather. Start Publishing Notes is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.

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