In this taut psychological thriller from Ottessa Moshfegh, a young woman is pushed into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings.

Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman, is trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s carer in his squalid home and her job as a secretary at the boys’ prison, filled with its own daily horrors. When the charismatic Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counsellor at the prison, Eileen is enchanted and unable to resist a miraculously budding friendship. But this new affection is about to cost her dearly.

The Man Booker Prize 2016
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Jonathan Cape
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Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh

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Ottessa Moshfegh was born in Boston Massachusetts and is an American author and novelist.
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