An electrifying, prizewinning short story collection from the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen
Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from Boston. She was awarded the Plimpton Prize for her stories in The Paris Review and granted a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her first book, the novella, McGlue, was recently published by Vintage. Her novel Eileen was awarded the 2016 Pen/Hemingway Award and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Her collection of stories, Homesick for Another World, was published in 2017.
"Razor-sharp short stories." * Zadie Smith *
"Moshfegh is consistently as sparky and gripping as she is inventive... She could become one of the most outstanding US writers of her generation." -- Peter Carty * i *
"The characters in this collection are an unlovely bunch but make for an irresistible read... She writes terrific, attention-grabbing openings, and impactful last lines that don't strain for a lapidary effect. Her damaged-girl deadpan snark is second to none, but she inhabits other character types with ease." -- Christopher Taylor * Financial Times *
"She can really write and has a pitch-black sense of humour." -- Phil Baker * Sunday Times *
"Moshfegh's writing is cinematic - vivid, immediate." -- Gwendoline Riley * Times Literary Supplement *