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Ottessa Moshfegh

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Ottessa Moshfegh


Born
in Boston, The United States
May 20, 1981

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Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from New England. Eileen, her first novel, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. My Year of Rest and Relaxation and Death in Her Hands, her second and third novels, were New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of the short story collection Homesick for Another World and a novella, McGlue. She lives in Southern California.

Average rating: 3.65 · 373,475 ratings · 54,956 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
My Year of Rest and Relaxation

3.71 avg rating — 236,588 ratings — published 2018 — 76 editions
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Eileen

3.59 avg rating — 58,472 ratings — published 2015 — 63 editions
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Death in Her Hands

3.26 avg rating — 26,748 ratings — published 2020 — 41 editions
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Homesick for Another World

3.66 avg rating — 22,675 ratings — published 2017 — 28 editions
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Lapvona

3.60 avg rating — 18,785 ratings — published 2022 — 15 editions
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McGlue

3.46 avg rating — 6,763 ratings — published 2014 — 10 editions
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Bettering Myself

3.99 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Weirdos

4.06 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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An Honest Woman

3.55 avg rating — 93 ratings2 editions
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Disgust

4.12 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2012
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“Rejection, I have found, can be the only antidote to delusion”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

“I did crave attention, but I refused to humiliate myself by asking for it.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

“Sleep felt productive. Something was getting sorted out. I knew in my heart—this was, perhaps, the only thing my heart knew back then—that when I'd slept enough, I'd be okay. I'd be renewed, reborn. I would be a whole new person, every one of my cells regenerated enough times that the old cells were just distant, foggy memories. My past life would be but a dream, and I could start over without regrets, bolstered by the bliss and serenity that I would have accumulated in my year of rest and relaxation.”
Ottessa Moshfegh, My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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