Format:
Book
Author:
Moshfegh, Ottessa, author.
Title:
My year of rest and relaxation / Ottessa Moshfegh.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Penguin Press, 2018.
Description:
288 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a shocking and tender novel about a young woman's efforts to sustain a state of deep hibernation over the course of a year on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn't just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It's the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers"-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
Solitude -- Fiction.
Quacks and quackery -- Fiction.
Medication abuse -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction, American.
Psychological fiction.
Solitude -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
Medication abuse.
Psychological fiction, American.
Quacks and quackery.
Solitude.
Young women -- New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre:
Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Notes:
"A portion of this novel appeared in Vice" -- t.p. verso.
LCCN:
2018006199
ISBN:
9780525522119
0525522115
* 9780525522126 (e-book)
9781787330412
1787330419
9780525522119 : HRD
0525522115 : HRD * 9780525522126 (e-book)
Other Number:
1007559349
System Availability:
4
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
4
Control Number:
342320
Call Number:
MOS
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
3
# System items in:
3