*NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
Discover 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.
On the surface, our narrator has everything you could want in life. She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate and lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance.
But there is a vacuum in her life and she's got the perfect solution. She's going to take a year under sedation to relax and hide away from the world.
What could possibly go wrong?
Blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, is the perfect read for fans of The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
'Savage, funny, frequently on the verge of teetering into lunacy...' Vogue
'The book that everybody's talking about... I read it and was entranced.' The Times
'This is the first book I couldn't put down this year... Almost offensive with its close-to-the-bone truths, it's shockingly relatable. And legitimately laugh-out-loud funny. Ottessa Moshfegh is sharp, savage and hilarious.' Isabel Dexter - Elle
'Electrifying... [Moshfegh] is adept at crafting compelling female characters who violate the rules of femininity... Moshfegh's protagonist is an unlikely revolutionary.' Vanity Fair
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 bestsell ers. She is also the author of the short story collection Homesick for Another World and a novella, McGlue. She lives in Southern California.