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June 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Virtual Author Series: Ottessa Moshfegh & Cristina Nosti
Books & Books and Miami Book Fair present…
“AN EVENING WITH OTTESSA MOSHFEGH”
Death in Her Hands
(Penguin Press, $27)
Moderated by: CRISTINA NOSTI
Monday, June 29, 7:30pm
LIVE via CROWDCAST
About the Book:
Death in Her Hands opens with our protagonist on her normal daily walk with her dog in the nearby forest woods. She comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground with a frame of stones. Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body. Her brooding about this note quickly grows into a full-blown obsession, and she begins to devote herself to exploring the possibilities of her conjectures about who this woman was and how she met her fate. Her suppositions begin to find echoes in the real world, and with mounting excitement and dread, the fog of mystery starts to form into a concrete and menacing shape.
But this being an Ottessa Moshfegh novel, strange dissonances start to accrue as we follow our protagonist in her investigation. Our faith in her grip on reality weakens, until finally, just as she seems to be facing some of the darkness in her own past with her late husband, we are forced to face the prospect that there is either a more innocent explanation for all this or a much more sinister one—one that strikes closer to home.
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