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You, or the Invention of Memory, by Jonathan Baumbach

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You, or the Invention of Memory, by Jonathan Baumbach


You, or the Invention of Memory, by Jonathan Baumbach

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With each new novel, Jonathan Baumbach nudges the parameters of the novel. This time his narrator remembers, or invents, or imagines, the life of a not-easily-defined woman known only as You. It’s another great look at the idea of love and the many various holds it can take.


"If you are an admirer of the bold and unexpected, You, like any gesture of love, deserves your regard.”  —Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Jonathan Baumbach creates a fresh sense of storytelling.” —The Broad Set Writing Collective


Born in Brooklyn, Jonathan Baumbach, the son of a painter and father of a filmmaker, is the author of sixteen books, including the much-heralded BOn the Way to My Father’s FuneralD-Tours,Separate HoursRerunsBabbleThe Life and Times of Major FictionA Man to Conjure With, andDreams of Molly