Homesick for Another World

Homesick for Another World

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eBook - 2017
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"There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities. Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another Worldis her Everything That Rises Must Convergeor A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick."--
Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9780399562891
Branch Call Number: e-book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Alternative Title: Library2Go

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This collection of short stories takes a raw look at the dark side of the human psyche with a series of skillful character-driven narratives. Moshfegh humanizes depravity in a way that makes dread feel like a warm blanket to wrap yourself in as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. Crit... Read More »

This collection of short stories takes a raw look at the dark side of the human psyche with a series of skillful character-driven narratives. Moshfegh humanizes depravity in a way that makes dread feel like a warm blanket to wrap yourself in as the days get shorter and the nights get colder. Crit... Read More »


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rexhazell
Jan 07, 2018

Great read - highly recommended!

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lizbeth51
Aug 03, 2017

No, I don't recommend this at all. It is certainly "confrontational and challenging" but what makes it worth reading? It's basically looking at people we wouldn't want to be involved with if we knew the disgusting, wasted lives as shown here. I see no value in this sort of writing, by a very talented writer, by the way, unless it's so you can see the life you never want to have. Yuck!

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gbpic13
May 02, 2017

all killer no filler

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xiaojunbpl12
Apr 26, 2017

"Dancing in the Moonlight" maybe the only story that I resonate with, in lucidity and hilarity. Notwithstanding, every other story intrigues me likewise (and more). Trifle and decorous that the grotesque and despondent have become, while the hope and longings I could connect with.

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MikeEe
Apr 10, 2017

Here you will find little gems of weirdness.

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