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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh: Conversation Starters


She can well afford to rest the whole year surviving on the inheritance she gets from her dead parents, and she has unemployment benefits. Hoping to come out transformed into a better person, our unnamed protagonist intends to spend the whole year sleeping in her apartment as a form of the rest cure. She finds a psychiatrist on the yellow pages and gets a steady prescription of sleeping pills, psychotropic drugs, and anti-anxiety drugs. As she starts her year-long rest and relaxation, things happen. How can she find the healing and transformation she needs?


My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a New York Times bestseller and the second novel of Otessa Moshfegh, one of the most admired new novelists today. Her debut novel, Eileen, is included in the 2016 Booker Prize’s shortlist.


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