Books Ottessa Moshfegh Books by Ottessa Moshfegh Ottessa Moshfegh has written books about: Literary Fiction Fiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Ottessa Moshfegh NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Review Book Reviews Daring New Novel Fetishizes A Desperate Desire For Sleep Fresh Air July 10, 2018 Ottessa Moshfegh's My Year of Rest and Relaxation centers on a miserable young woman who believes that if she could only sleep long enough, she'd wake up refreshed and free of existential pain. Daring New Novel Fetishizes A Desperate Desire For Sleep Listen · 7:21 7:21 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/627512147/627716284" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Rest And Relaxation' Is As Sharp As Its Heroine Is Bleary July 10, 2018 Ottessa Moshfegh's bizarrely fascinating new novel follows a young woman in Manhattan who decides to sleep her life away with a combination of pills, waking occasionally for bad bodega coffee. Review Book Reviews In 'Homesick,' Ottessa Moshfegh Makes The Unlikable Understandable January 18, 2017 The characters in Ottessa Moshfegh's new collection are cold, unfiltered, frequently pathetic — all suffering from unease and nameless longing, made understandable by each perfectly-built story. Review Book Reviews 'Eileen' Is Dark, Damaged Fun August 23, 2015 Ottessa Moshfegh's new novel follows a defiantly, triumphantly off-putting young woman who dreams of escaping her grim New England existence. Critic Jean Zimmerman calls it "pleasingly perverse."