McGlue: A Novella

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Price
$15.00  $13.80
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780525522768
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About the Author

Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from New England. Eileen, her first novel, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. She is also the author of My Year of Rest and Relaxation, and the short story collection Homesick for Another World. Her stories have been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Granta, and have earned her a Pushcart Prize, an O. Henry Award, the Plimpton Discovery Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her first book, McGlue, a novella, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award.

Reviews

Winner of the inaugural Fence Modern Prize in Prose
Winner of the Believer Book Award

"A scion of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Raymond Carver at once, Moshfegh transforms a poison into an intoxicant." --Rivka Galchen

"Reads like the swashbuckledspray of a slit throat--immediate, visceral, frank, unforgiving, violent, and grotesquely beautiful . . . McGlue has the urgency of short fiction married with the grandiosity of an epic at-sea classic." --Los Angeles Review of Books

"[Moshfegh] is a writer's writer, and one of the most multitalentednew voices to come along in years. . . . In McGlue, Moshfegh's facility with voice (here she's inhabiting that of a nineteenth-century scoundrel) competes with her ability toexpose the gritty, mucky corners of the human condition . . . Her prose is breathtaking, inventive, and electric." --Bustle

"This book is not really a book; it's a prayer and a miracle. Ottessa Moshfegh is a conjurer of the highest order, and McGlue, a short novel about a person named McGlue who might be a murderer, makes me feel in love with the world, and so grateful to be alive." --Patty Yumi Contrell, author of Sorry to Disturb the Peace

"A splashy new edition . . . Moshfegh's first book introduces the kind of character, in all his psychological wildness and vivid grotesquerie that her others are known for, and readers will be more than intrigued." --Booklist

"Moshfegh's fiction often fetishizes the repellent (vomit, blood, our capacity for callously using each other), but in time McGlue's tale acquires tenderness of a sort. That's partly thanks to Moshfegh's lyricism . . . A potent, peculiar, and hallucinatory anti-romance." --Kirkus Reviews
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