Ottessa Moshfegh has written four previous books- McGlue (2014); Eileen, which was awarded the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; Homesick for Another World (2017); and My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018), which was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize.
Moshfegh returns to the violent timbre of her debut Eileen. * Daily Telegraph * A darkly funny tale. -- Sarah Hughes * i, *Summer Reads 2020* * An eerie, affecting book. * Psychologies * Death in her Hands is a return to the dark humour that marks Moshfegh's work to date, making it sure to hit the sweet spot with established fans. * Hunger TV, *Books of 2020* * Ottessa Moshfegh's Death in Her Hands is a new kind of murder mystery... A haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art... Death in Her Hands is the work of writer who is, like Henry James or Vladimir Nabokov, touched by both genius and cruelty. Cruelty, so deplorable in life, is for novelists a seriously underrated virtue. Like a surgeon, or a serial killer, Moshfegh flenses her characters, and her readers, until all that's left is a void. It's the amused contemplation of that void that gives rise to the dark exhilaration of her work-its wayward beauty, its comedy, and its horror. -- Kevin Power * New Yorker *