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A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman's experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature.
*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* 'Savage, funny, frequently on the verge of teetering into lunacy...' VogueDiscover this deliciously dark satire on modern privilege from the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen 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. Blackly funny, both merciless and compassionate dangling its legs over the ledge of 9/11 My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a showcase for the gifts of one of America s major young writers.
Hun har alt. Hun er ung, flot, slank, hun er nyuddannet fra Columbia, lever af en stor arv og har en lejlighed på Manhattan. I New York år 2000 er den moderne verden på sit absolut højeste, alt er tilgængeligt, og døgnets timer skal udnyttes maksimalt. At sove, i stedet for at arbejde eller nyde, betragtes som en svaghed. Men samtidig udskrives sovepiller, som var det slik.Hun beslutter – efter at være blevet fyret for sine time-lange lure på arbejdet – at sove i et år. Måske er en kemisk dvaletilstand den eneste vej ud af en speedet samtid? En ting er sikkert: Hendes psykiater hjælper gerne.Mit år med ro og hvile er en forvrænget sædeskildring, en undersøgelse af dyd og moral på et tidspunkt, hvor alt er tilladt, men der ingen frihed er.Denne bog er oversat af Louise Ardenfelt Ravnild.
The debut short story collection by the author of Eileen, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.
From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman's efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes 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.
In a village in a medieval fiefdom, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot in a power struggle that puts faith to a savage test.
“Så vidt, så godt. Mit navn var Eileen Dunlop. Nu kender du mig … Det her er historien om, hvordan jeg forsvandt.”Julen bringer ikke meget glæde til Eileen, en ensom ung kvinde, der er fanget mellem rollen som sin alkoholiske fars hjælper, og et job som sekretær i et drenge-fængsel. Opslugt af bitterhed og selvhad fylder Eileen dagene med perverse fantasier og drømme om at stikke af til storbyen. Imens fylder hun aftenerne og weekenderne ud med butikstyveri, at stalke den veltrænede fængselsbetjent, Randy, og med at rydde op efter sin stadigt mere sindsforvirrede far.Da den begavede, smukke og livlige Rebecca Saint John dukker op som den nye vejleder i fængslet, tryllebindes Eileen og er ikke i stand til at modstå det, der virker til at være et mirakuløst spirende venskab.Men Eileens hengivenhed for Rebecca ender med at gøre hende medvirkende til en forbrydelse, der overgår hendes vildeste forestillinger.Den unge Eileens historie er fortalt gennem den nu meget ældre fortællers perspektiv. Uhyggeligt betagende og drabeligt sjovt.
New York slut 90'erne. Vores navnløse fortæller lever et liv, som de fleste unge kvinder kun kan drømme om, Hun er ung, smuk, tynd og rig. Hun er lige blevet færdig fra Columbia University, har et ikke særlig krævende job på et hipt gallery på Manhattan, hvor det mest handler om at gå i supersmart tøj, og bor i en lejlighed på Upper East Side, der – ligesom alt andet – er financieret af hendes arv efter forældrene. Hun burde være glad, men under under overfladen føler hun en stor og voksende tomhed. Og det handler ikke kun om, at hun mistede sine forældre, da hun gik på college, eller den måde hendes Wall Street-kæreste behandler hende på, eller had-kærlighedsforholdet til hendes bedste veninde.Mit år med ro og hvile er en skarp, original og sorthumortistisk fortælling om en ung kvindes søvneksperiment. Godt hjulpet af en velvillig psykiater og en livsfarlig cocktail af sovemidler og psykofamaka beslutter hun sig for at gå i dvale i et helt år, så hun kan sove sig væk fra den fremmedgjorthed og isolation hun er fanget i, og forhåbentlig vågne op som et nyt og bedre menneske.
Eileen, a novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, is a captivating exploration of the human psyche. Published by Vintage Publishing in 2016, this book is a must-read for fans of the psychological thriller genre. The story revolves around the title character, Eileen, and her dark and twisted journey, filled with suspense and intrigue. Moshfegh's masterful storytelling and unique style make this book a standout in its genre. Thanks to Vintage Publishing, readers around the world have been able to delve into the enigmatic world of Eileen. This book is a testament to Moshfegh's literary prowess and a gem in contemporary literature.
Lapvona, a captivating novel by the renowned author, Ottessa Moshfegh, is a must-read for all book lovers. Published by Random House UK Ltd in 2023, this book has already made its mark in the literary world. This book, like Moshfegh's other works, falls under the genre of contemporary fiction, offering readers a deep and engaging storyline. The author's unique storytelling style, combined with her ability to create complex and relatable characters, makes Lapvona a book that you won't be able to put down. The publication of Lapvona by Random House UK Ltd in 2023 just adds to the list of their quality literary contributions. If you're looking for a book that will keep you engrossed from start to finish, Lapvona is the one for you.
An Instant New York Times Bestseller!“Lapvona flips all the conventions of familial and parental relations, putting hatred where love should be or a negotiation where grief should be . . . Through a mix of witchery, deception, murder, abuse, grand delusion, ludicrous conversations, and cringeworthy moments of bodily disgust, Moshfegh creates a world that you definitely don’t want to live in, but from which you can’t look away.” —The AtlanticIn a village in a medieval fiefdom buffeted by natural disasters, a motherless shepherd boy finds himself the unlikely pivot of a power struggle that puts all manner of faith to a savage test, in a spellbinding novel that represents Ottessa Moshfegh’s most exciting leap yetLittle Marek, the abused and delusional son of the village shepherd, never knew his mother; his father told him she died in childbirth. One of life’s few consolations for Marek is his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, who suckled him when he was a baby, as she did so many of the village’s children. Ina’s gifts extend beyond childcare: she possesses a unique ability to communicate with the natural world. Her gift often brings her the transmission of sacred knowledge on levels far beyond those available to other villagers, however religious they might be. For some people, Ina’s home in the woods outside of the village is a place to fear and to avoid, a godless place. Among their number is Father Barnabas, the town priest and lackey for the depraved lord and governor, Villiam, whose hilltop manor contains a secret embarrassment of riches. The people’s desperate need to believe that there are powers that be who have their best interests at heart is put to a cruel test by Villiam and the priest, especially in this year of record drought and famine. But when fate brings Marek into violent proximity to the lord’s family, new and occult forces upset the old order. By year’s end, the veil between blindness and sight, life and death, the natural world and the spirit world, will prove to be very thin indeed.
Shortlistedfor the 2016 Man Booker Prize and chosen by David Sedaris ashis recommended book for his Fall 2016 tour.So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you knowme. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paidfifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a privatejuvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it nowas what it really was for all intents and purposesa prison forboys. I will call it Moorehead. Delvin Moorehead was a terriblelandlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a placefeels appropriate.In a week, I would run away from home and never go back.This is the story of how I disappeared.The Christmas season offers little cheer for EileenDunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed youngwoman trapped between her role as her alcoholicfather's caretaker in a home whose squalor isthe talk of the neighborhood and a day job as asecretary at the boys' prison, filled with its ownquotidian horrors. Consumed by resentmentand self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary dayswith perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping tothe big city. In the meantime, she fills her nightsand weekends with shoplifting, stalking a buffprison guard named Randy, and cleaning up herincreasingly deranged father's messes. When thebright, beautiful, and cheery Rebecca Saint Johnarrives on the scene as the new counselor atMoorehead, Eileen is enchanted and proves unableto resist what appears at first to be a miraculouslybudding friendship. In a Hitchcockian twist, heraffection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her intocomplicity in a crime that surpasses her wildestimaginings.Played out against the snowy landscape ofcoastal New England in the days leading up toChristmas, young Eileen's story is told from thegimlet-eyed perspective of the now much oldernarrator. Creepy, mesmerizing, and sublimelyfunny, in the tradition of Shirley Jackson andearly Vladimir Nabokov, this powerful debutnovel enthralls and shocks, and introduces oneof the most original new voices in contemporaryliterature.
Haven't had a drop in days more so... Salem, Massachusetts, 1851: McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of his name or situation or orientation - he may have killed a man.