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Death in Her Hands

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by Ottessa Moshfegh

Routinely hailed as one of the most exciting young American authors working today… Her work takes dirty realism and makes it filthier. But it is is also beautiful…the depravity of her material matched by the purity and precision of her prose. – Lisa Allardice – Guardian

Ottessa Moshfegh’s Death in Her Hands is a new kind of murder mystery… The work of a writer who is, like Henry James or Vladimir Nabokov, touched by both genius and cruelty… Like a surgeon, or a serial killer, Moshfegh flenses her characters, and her readers, until all that’s left is a void. It’s the amused contemplation of that void that gives rise to the dark exhilaration of her work — its wayward beauty, its comedy, and its horror. – Kevin Power – New Yorker

 

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Death in Her Hands

While on her daily walk with her dog in the woods near her home, Vesta comes across a chilling handwritten note. Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body.

Shaky even on her best days, Vesta is also alone, and new to the area, having moved here after the death of her husband. Her brooding about the note grows quickly into a full-blown obsession: who was Magda and how did she meet her fate?

From the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen comes this razor-sharp, chilling and darkly hilarious novel about the stories we tell ourselves and how we strive to obscure the truth.

About the Author

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.

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Weight 0.45 kg
Dimensions 13 × 3.5 × 19.7 cm

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