An electrifying, prizewinning short story collection from the
Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen
Ottessa Moshfegh has written four previous books- McGlue (2014); Eileen, which was awarded the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; Homesick for Another World (2017); and My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018), which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.
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 *