My Year of Rest and Relaxation - Ottessa Moshfegh

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

By Ottessa Moshfegh

  • Release Date: 2018-07-10
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
4
From 55 Ratings

Description

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.

Reviews

  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation

    1
    By jane von
    This is really one of the most unpleasant reads I have ever experienced. Don’t bother reading it to the end....there is absolutely no payoff for time spent.
  • dark wit

    5
    By James12324
    love her writing
  • I loved this book

    5
    By Lorimimi
    Dark yet funny. I laughed out loud . You don’t ever know the main character’s name but you don’t need to! I breezed right through it. I loved this author’s storytelling.
  • Horrible book

    1
    By Chiro 1
    DO Not waste your money!!!!
  • MyYear of Rest and Relaxation

    1
    By Louise D Oaklme Ca
    I guess I’ve read too many books like this full of lists of drugs, movies, young hedonists. I didn’t see anything new about her style of writing or its content. Louise D, Oakland CA
  • My Year of Rest and Relaxation

    5
    By bhytrfghji
    Great Book.
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    3
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  • Good rE

    5
    By gn yjj
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  • It is great

    5
    By tim bullard
    She is the best writer ever smart and pretty Get it