My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

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It's early 2000 on New York City's Upper East Side, and the alienation of Moshfegh's unnamed young protagonist from others is nearly complete when she initiates her yearlong siesta, during which time she experiences limited personal interactions. Her parents have died; her relationships with her bulimic best friend Reva, an ex-boyfriend, and her drug-pushing psychiatrist are unwholesome. As her pill-popping intensifies, so does her isolation and determination to leave behind the world's travails. She is also beset by dangerous blackouts induced by a powerful medication.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2018
ISBN: 9780525522119
0525522115
Branch Call Number: FIC MOSHFEG 2018
Characteristics: 288 pages ; 22 cm

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Adult Fiction. “A young New York woman figures there's nothing wrong with existence that a fistful of prescriptions and months of napping wouldn't fix. A nervy modern-day rebellion tale that isn't afraid to get dark or find humor in the darkness." – Kirkus Reviews


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bdbeers
Aug 30, 2018

This book was a waste of time even though it has rave reviews. This book reminds me of the critique the main character makes about the pretentiousness and shallowness of conceptual art even though everyone raves about it. This book is pretentious and shallow.

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emiliesheng
Jul 23, 2018

Not much to offer, empty and exhausting, with occasional wisecracks

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rexhazell
Jul 22, 2018

Many people seem to like this novel. I have no idea why. It's another one of those books that has enough of a hook to want to finish it, and then when you do, you wonder why you wasted your time. I kept hoping something would occur to redeem this verbiage, but no, that never happened.
Highly not recommended.

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