Ottessa Moshfegh | Death in Her Hands with Taffy Brodesser-Akner | Fleishman Is in Trouble
Thu, April 23, 2020 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh’s “always dark and surprising, sometimes ugly and occasionally hilarious” (Washington Post) novel about a young woman trapped between equally bleak work and home lives, won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize. She is also the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, the New York Times bestselling story of an alienated young New Yorker. Her award-winning stories have appeared in the Paris Review, the New Yorker, and Granta. In her latest novel, Moshfegh tracks the descent of an elderly widow who falls down a rabbit hole of obsession and conjecture after finding a darkly cryptic communiqué in the woods.
Fleishman Is in Trouble, Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s audacious debut novel, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize for Best First Book and was named one of the best books of the year by numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and the Guardian. “A maddening, unsettling masterpiece” (NPR), it follows a freshly divorced doctor navigating the rocky shoals of single life combined with his sudden position as sole parent to his children. A staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, Brodesser-Akner is also the author of the forthcoming Long Island Compromise.
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