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Homesick for another world

Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
There's something unsettling about the stories in this book, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful. The characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. In this book, the grotesque and the outrageous are approached  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Short stories, American
Short stories
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moshfegh, Ottessa.
Homesick for another world.
New York : Penguin Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016045471
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN: 9780399562884 0399562885 9780224101349 022410134X 9780399562907 0399562907
OCLC Number: 957645681
Description: 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Bettering myself --
Mr. Wu --
Malibu --
The weirdos --
A dark and winding road --
No place for good people --
Slumming --
An honest woman --
The beach boy --
Nothing ever happens here --
Dancing in the moonlight --
The surrogate --
The locked room --
A better place.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Ottessa Moshfegh.


The debut short story collection by the author of Eileen, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016.There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous  Read more...


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Razor-sharp short stories. * Zadie Smith * Moshfegh is consistently as sparky and gripping as she is inventive... She could become one of the most outstanding US writers of her generation. -- Peter Read more...

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