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Death in her hands, Ottessa Moshfegh

Label
Death in her hands
Title
Death in her hands
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Ottessa Moshfegh
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Language
eng
Summary
"From one of our most ceaselessly provocative literary talents, 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 While on her normal daily walk with her dog in the nearby forest woods, our protagonist comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground with a frame of stones. Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body. Our narrator is deeply shaken; she has no idea what to make of this. She is new to this area, having moved here from her longtime home after the death of her husband, and she knows very few people. And she's a little shaky even on her best days. Her brooding about this note quickly grows into a full-blown obsession, and she begins to devote herself to exploring the possibilities of her conjectures about who this woman was and how she met her fate. Her suppositions begin to find echoes in the real world, and with mounting excitement and dread, the fog of mystery starts to form into a concrete and menacing shape. But as we follow her in her investigation, strange dissonances start to accrue, and our faith in her grip on reality weakens, until finally, just as she seems to be facing some of the darkness in her own past with her late husband, we are forced to face the prospect that there is either a more innocent explanation for all this or a much more sinister one--one that strikes closer to home. A triumphant blend of horror, suspense, and pitch-black comedy, Death in Her Hands asks us 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"--
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10874983
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Moshfegh, Ottessa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O77936
LC item number
D43 2020
Literary form
fiction
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  • Widows
  • Reality
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • FICTION / Occult & Supernatural
  • Widows
  • Reality
Label
Death in her hands, Ottessa Moshfegh
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1110450886
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781984879356
Lccn
2019045121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110450886
Label
Death in her hands, Ottessa Moshfegh
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1110450886
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9781984879356
Lccn
2019045121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110450886

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