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My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Narrated by: Julia Whelan
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh, read by Julia Whelan.

From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen.

The New York Times best seller. 

It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?

Our narrator has many of the advantages of life: young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents in college, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her alleged best friend.

Blackly funny, both merciless and compassionate - dangling its legs over the ledge of 9/11 - My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a showcase for the gifts of one of America’s major young writers.

©2019 Ottessa Moshfegh (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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"Savage, funny, frequently on the verge of teetering into lunacy...My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a non-negotiable in your holiday carry-on this summer." (Vogue)

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I loved this book. It’s so odd, dark but funny. I can’t wait to read another from Otessa Moshfegh and the narrator is just brilliant.

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  • Karen McCarthy
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Bizarre but intoxicating and compelling

The performance is brilliant, and it matches the benignly self centered main character. I have never found this unsympathetic a character this compelling before.