Publisher details

Eileen
Author
Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher
Penguin (US)
Genre
Man Booker Prize winner
Released
03 March, 2016

Synopsis

The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s carer in his squalid home and her day job as a secretary at the boys’ prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors.Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a handsome prison guard named Randy, 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 and unable to resist what appears to be a miraculously budding friendship. In a Hitchcockian twist, her affection for Rebecca pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings.
Ottessa Moshfegh
About the author

Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from Boston. She was awarded the Plimpton Prize for her stories in The Paris Review and the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and granted a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford. Her short stories, Homesick for Another World, are forthcoming from Jonathan Cape.

Books by Ottessa Moshfegh

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