My Year of Rest and Relaxation

The cult New York Times bestseller

    • 4.0 • 139 Ratings
    • £4.99
    • £4.99

Publisher Description

**THE TIKTOK SENSATION**

Read THE razor-sharp satire that everyone is talking about...

On the surface ,our narrator has everything you could want in life. She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate and lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance.

But there is a vacuum in her life and she's got the perfect solution. She's going to take a year under sedation to relax and hide away from the world.
What could possibly go wrong?

Blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, is the perfect read for fans of The Secret History by Donna Tartt and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

PRAISE FOR MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION:

'The book that everyone is talking about' The Times

'Diamond-hard entertainment' Guardian

'Electrifying...compelling...Moshfegh's protagonist is an unlikely revolutionary' Vanity Fair

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
12 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
9
MB

Customer Reviews

emmaa t ,

Weird little book

But I liked it. An examination of pathological detachment, alienation and depersonalisation in 21st century capitalism.

Peppermint-br3w ,

Hours of unseen footage

I did enjoy this book, but I wished we had found out more about Ping’s exhibition and the her true form since the successful metamorphosis…

If you liked this I would try the Piano Teacher, diary of an oxygen thief and away days.

EmeraldMidnight ,

Ok I guess...?

It was well written, which is why I gave it three stars. I didn’t really understand the narrative, not sure I got what the point was. The ending felt very American and predictable. The book felt like something they’d make you read in school and talk about what the author is trying to get at. It doesn’t go anywhere and maybe that’s the point.

Maybe I’m too British.

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