Troubled and Self Destructive – Otessa Moshfegh’s Eileen

Written by Ottessa Moshfegh and published by Penguin Press in 2015, Eileen was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016, winning the Hemingway Foundation Award in the same year. Having never seen or read Moshfegh’s novels before, it was the review by The Times, written on the front cover that enticed me to pick up the novel from the shelf; “A taut psychological thriller, rippled with comedy as black as a raven’s wing” – ‘just the book for me’ ...

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