Ottessa Moshfegh to Discuss Her New Novel with Ariel Levy via Crowdcast (6/25)

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Ottessa Moshfegh, author of DEATH IN HER HANDS (Penguin Press), will be in conversation with fellow Penguin Random House author Ariel Levy at a virtual event presented by Murmrr and Community Bookstore via Crowdcast on Thursday, June 25 at 7:30pm (ET).

The discussion will center on Moshfegh’s just published DEATH IN HER HANDS, a novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds a cryptic note on a walk in the woods that ultimately makes her question everything about her new home. Readers are asked to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both guide us closer to the truth and keep us at bay from it. Once again, we are in the hands of a narrator whose unreliability is well earned, only this time the stakes have never been higher.

Moshfegh is a fiction writer from New England. Her first book, McGlue, a novella, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. She is also the author of the short story collection Homesick for Another World. Her stories have been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Granta, and have earned her a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, the Plimpton Discovery Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 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, her second novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

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Posted: June 24, 2020