My Year of Rest and Relaxation
My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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.

Title My Year of Rest and Relaxation
Author Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher Penguin Press, The
Title First Published 10 July 2018
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0525522115
ISBN-13 9780525522119
Publication Date 10 July 2018
Weight 32 oz.

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