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Eileen By Ottessa Moshfegh

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016**SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NEW BLOOD DAGGER AWARD 2016* Trapped between caring for her alcoholic father and her job as a secretary at the boys' prison, Eileen Dunlop dreams of escaping to the big city.
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Eileen: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 by Ottessa Moshfegh

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2016* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE CWA NEW BLOOD DAGGER AWARD 2016* Trapped between caring for her alcoholic father and her job as a secretary at the boys' prison, Eileen Dunlop dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, her nights and weekends are filled with shoplifting and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father's messes. When the beautiful, charismatic Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counsellor at the prison, Eileen is enchanted, unable to resist what appears to be a miraculously budding friendship. But soon, Eileen's affection for Rebecca pull her into a crime that far surpasses even her own wild imagination. `Fully lives up to the hype. A taut psychological thriller, rippled with comedy as black as a raven's wing, Eileen is effortlessly stylish and compelling' The Times

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"Fully lives up to the hype. A taut psychological thriller, rippled with comedy as black as a raven's wing, Eileen is effortlessly stylish and compelling." -- Robert Douglas-Fairhurst * The Times *
"A sucker punch of a novel, full of fury and disgust, heart-wrenching in places, a masterclass in mood and tone. Eileen is a fantastic creation and a surprisingly satisfying antidote to the dozy and complacent heroines of much so-called literary fiction." -- Julie Myerson
"An unforgettable new American voice." * Los Angeles Times *
"The great power of this book...is that Eileen is never simply a literary gargoyle; she is painfully alive and human, and Ottessa Moshfegh writes her with a bravura wildness that allows flights of expressionistic fantasy to alternate with deadpan matter of factness... As a character study, the book is a remarkable tour de force... As an evocation of physical and psychological squalor, Eileen is original courageous and masterful. Moshfegh never panders." -- Sandra Newman * Guardian *
"A seductive novel...Moshfegh writes beautiful sentences. One after the other they unwind - playful, shocking, wise, morbid, witty, searingly sharp. The beginning of this novel is so impressive, so controlled yet whimsical, fresh and thrilling, you feel she can do anything." * New York Times *

About Ottessa Moshfegh


Ottessa Moshfegh has written four previous books: McGlue (2014); Eileen, which was awarded the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; Homesick for Another World (2017); and My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018), which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize and will be filmed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the Oscar-winning director of The Favourite.

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GOR007720416
Eileen: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016 by Ottessa Moshfegh
Ottessa Moshfegh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2016-08-15
272
1784701467
9781784701468
Short-listed for CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for First Novels 2016 (UK) Short-listed for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2016 (UK) Short-listed for Gordon Burn Prize 2016 (UK)
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