Homesick for Another World

by Ottessa Moshfegh

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Homesick for Another World Synopsis

What makes these stories so moving is the emotional balance that Moshfegh achieves - the way she exposes the limitless range of self-deception that human beings can employ while, at the same time, infusing the grotesque and outrageous with tenderness and compassion. 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. Moshfegh has been compared to Flannery O'Connor, Jim Thompson, Shirley Jackson and Patricia Highsmith but her voice and her mastery of language and tone are unique. 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.

Homesick for Another World Press Reviews

'Moshfegh delights in exploring the seamy underside of life... Once encountered these characters are not easily forgotten.' Bookseller


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ISBN: 9780224101349
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Publisher:
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780224101349
Publication date: 12th January 2017
Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Shorter Reads,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from Boston. She was awarded the Plimpton Prize for her stories in The Paris Review and granted a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her novel Eileen was awarded the 2016 Pen/Hemingway Award.

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