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book review: Either/Or by Elif Batuman

Either/Or  by Elif Batuman Purchase Either/Or via Bookshop! This is an affiliate link which means I may receive a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting the blog! Overview: The story picks up with Selin right where we left off in the first novel in the series, The Idiot .  It's September of 1996. Selin is still sorting through her feelings about Ivan who slipped out of her life in Hungary, and they're never quite able to retain the same magic they had before. While she grapples with this, she starts a new batch of classes at Harvard, gets used to a new friend group and set of roommates, and sets out to live life to the fullest to enrich her future novels. This largely comprises of trying to find more traditional romantic relationships that go beyond just emails. She follows her path from the year before, hatching a plan to spend the summer in Europe once more where she further completes her journey of finding herself. Overall: 4 Characte