Homesick For Another World

Ottessa Moshfegh

£9.99

Eleanor says: 

By the author of Eileen, this visceral short story collection by a hugely talented author recounts the lives of people finding, or failing to find, ways to cope with the world of those around them. Her protagonists encounter loss, alcoholism, eating disorders and sexual dysfunction, all conjured by a master storyteller.

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‘Razor-sharp’ Zadie Smith

An electrifying, prizewinning short story collection from the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen and My Year of Rest and Relaxation.

There’s something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh’s stories, something almost dangerous while also being delightful – and often even weirdly hilarious. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet; all yearning for connection and betterment, in very different ways, but each of them seems destined to be tripped up by their own baser impulses.

The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful, but beauty comes from strange sources, and the dark energy surging through these stories is oddly and powerfully invigorating.

One of the most gifted and exciting young writers in America, she shows us uncomfortable things, and makes us look at them forensically – until we find, suddenly, that we are really looking at ourselves.

‘Moshfegh’s writing is cinematic – vivid, immediate’ TLS

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Weight0.213 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm
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