My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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by Ottessa Moshfegh

A New York socialite embarks on a narcotics-filled year of social hibernation in this savage exploration of boredom, superficiality and the meaning of life.

Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2019

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?

Our narrator has many of the advantages of life: Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents in college, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her alleged best friend.

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 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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