My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Hardcover)

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Super funny, I managed to love someone with a name I never knew; Felt like I was reading my inner monologue.

— Phoenix

It's like Legally Blonde, but if Elle was terrible and hooked on sleeping meds to get through living in the early 2000's. Okay, so it's not at all like Legally Blonde, but it is a twisted look into post modernity and the supposed void that comes after. Also, if you have trouble sleeping, you might notice some of the meds she's taking, so it's like a sort of bingo!

— Ryan

Never have I read a book that makes me want to sleep so badly -- not out of boredom, but because it sounds so nice to escape your life for long stretches of slumber. Of course, this is what Moshfegh goes to great lengths to warn against. Life affirmation (and a political punctuation) is at the heart of this very readable, darkly comic novel. If I missed the point, it's only because I'm sleepy.

— Jules

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“Ottessa Moshfegh, more than any other writer I can think of, is great at capturing the feelings of despondency and malaise that come with living when and how we do. There are plenty of negative words to describe the narrator of My Year of Rest and Relaxation—she’s detached and depressed, she’s cruel and unfeeling—but Moshfegh writes her with such care and specificity I felt like I could live in her head forever.”
— Theo Henderson, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

Product Details
ISBN: 9788954671033
ISBN-10: 8954671039
Publisher: Munhak Dongnae
Publication Date: March 20th, 2020
Language: Korean