Category Archives: Ottessa Moshfegh

‘Little Deaths’ Emma Flint

‘Little Deaths’ as a title is ingenious, drawing you to the heart of this excellent novel. ‘Little Deaths’ because it is the murder of two children which sets off the chain of events which their mother, Ruth, must endure. ‘Little … Continue reading

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Something to look forward to…

Little Deaths – Emma Flint (Jan 12) It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young … Continue reading

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The books which made 2016

Book of the Year Autumn by Ali Smith  This year needed this book and Smith has provided it.  Runners Up A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson Hot Milk by Deborah Levy Other Favourites Eileen – Ottessa Moshfegh At Hawthorn Time – Melissa … Continue reading

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‘Eileen’ -Ottessa Moshfegh

‘Will you please stop it! I have never found the action of deviates to be in the least bit amusing.’ Peggy Gravel (Mink Stole) in John Water’s ‘Desperate Living’. (1974) ‘Eileen’ has been smuggled into the world of ‘literature’, disguised … Continue reading

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