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My year of rest and relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh, (large type)

Label
My year of rest and relaxation
Title
My year of rest and relaxation
Statement of responsibility
Ottessa Moshfegh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Early 2000 on New York City's Upper East Side. The alienation of an unnamed young protagonist from others is nearly complete when she initiates her yearlong siesta, during which time she experiences limited personal interactions. Her parents have died; her relationships with her bulimic best friend Reva, an ex-boyfriend, and her drug-pushing psychiatrist are unwholesome. As her pill-popping intensifies, so does her isolation and determination to leave behind the world's travails. She is also beset by dangerous blackouts induced by a powerful medication. -- adapted from back cover
  • 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
Cataloging source
QQ3
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Moshfegh, Ottessa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solitude
  • Quacks and quackery
  • Medication abuse
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Young women
Label
My year of rest and relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh, (large type)
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
356 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525631934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • on1044537985
  • 665928
  • (OCoLC)1044537985
Label
My year of rest and relaxation, Ottessa Moshfegh, (large type)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
356 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780525631934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • on1044537985
  • 665928
  • (OCoLC)1044537985

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