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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh author


Publisher:Vintage Publishing

Published:14th Oct '21


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'When I'd slept enough, I'd be okay. I'd be renewed, reborn.'

This is the story of a woman with no name. 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. Yet she longs to lose herself completely.

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 savagely funny novel of a woman looking out from the abyss.

Meet ten of literature's most iconic heroines, jacketed in bold portraits by female photographers from around the world.

Moshfegh's stunning 2018 novel has a haunting ending... [and] relentlessly vicious humour. -- Gwendolyn Smith * i *
This razor sharp satirical novel has achieved near mythical status... [a] compelling and clever take on a female character that isn't afraid to speak her mind * Glamour *
Ottessa is one of our newest, most dazzling, daring and outrageous voices in literature -- Gwendoline Christie * Vogue *

  • Short-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2019 (UK)

ISBN: 9781784877477

Dimensions: 196mm x 128mm x 29mm

Weight: 220g

304 pages