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Ottessa Moshfegh

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Homesick for Another World

Homesick for Another World An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time There s something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh s stories something almost dangerous while a

  • Title: Homesick for Another World
  • Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
  • ISBN: 9780399562884
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time.There s something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh s stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh out loud funny Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another they all yearn for connection and betterment, thoughAn electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time.There s something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh s stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh out loud funny Her characters are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion Moshfegh is our Flannery O Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find The flesh is weak the timber is crooked people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful But beauty comes from strange sources, and the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating We re in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle sharp The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick.

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    1. Roxane on said:

      The good stories in this collection are brilliant. I am quite a fan of this writer. So many mordant observations of contemporary life. Lots of resignation in the characters and people who see the world without sentimentality. A bizarre and increasingly annoying preoccupation with fat and detailed descriptions of fatness. Like nearly every story someone is fat. Which is also reality. It just seems to be a specific preoccupation that became noticeable to the point of distraction. And it's fine. Ju [...]

    2. Esil on said:

      Otessa Moshfegh had me with her Booker nominated Eileen. While the book was really creepy, Moshfegh pulled off quite a feat in creating such a relentlessly but complex unsavoury protagonist. That talent didn't play out as well for me in this short story collection. There were a few stories I really liked, but overall, as a collection, the stories started to feel like too much of the same flavour. Moshfegh is extremely talented at depicting flawed disturbed characters, and she certainly doesn't s [...]

    3. Maxwell on said:

      And anyway, there is no comfort here on Earth. There is pretending, there are words, but there is no peace. Nothing is good here. Nothing. Every place you go on Earth, there is more nonsense.Trying to make sense of that nonsense in Ottessa Moshfegh's debut collection Homesick for Another World would be futile—as futile as the lives of many, if not all, of the characters in her stories. Things aren't pretty or comforting in this collection, but neither is life. And the delusion with which peopl [...]

    4. Robin on said:

      14 glimpses down dark alleys, Moshfegh-styleBooker nominated Eileen knocked me on my ass (in a good way) last year - earning my favourite read of 2016. I was so enamoured with the no-mercy-for-you way Ottessa Moshfegh writes. When I saw she had a collection of short stories I was chomping at the bit to get at em, despite the early mixed reviews that I was reading on . I wasn't all that surprised to see that the reviews were mixed; the same is true for Eileen, and I can understand why. Moshfegh's [...]

    5. Diane S ☔ on said:

      Quite frankly these were way more explicit than I was expecting. They may have been well written but I found many of these just plain disgusting and to what end? Let's just say I am not the right reader for these, I finished story two and three, feeling grody, nasty. Not why I read. To ne fair, there were a few stories I did like better and you may not have the same objections I have, so read them for yourselves and seeC from Netgalley.

    6. LeAnne on said:

      Nobody wants a sloppy drunk teaching their kids, but freako little writer Ottessa Moshfegh managed to make me love a teacher like that in no time. A depressed, hard-drinking Catholic school teacher has a little stab of hope splinter into her world one day, and I had to cheer her on. Does she come to school hung over and nauseated on a regular basis? Yup. But I mostly forgave her. That's what author Moshfegh will do to you.I loved this little anecdote, plunked into the teacher's tale. While the s [...]

    7. Matthew Quann on said:

      So, I know that Moshfegh's writing is not going to be for everyone, but DAMN does this lady know how to put together a short story collection. Many of the review quotes on my copy of the book describe physical bodily harm (mild electrocution and blowtorch scorching) as a comparator for reading Moshfegh's writing. It is an odd thing to slap on a cover and expect it to sell copies, but it is oddly appropriate here. These stories pulled me in and then attacked without warning with grotesque imagery [...]

    8. Blair on said:

      If you thought the eponymous antiheroine of Ottessa Moshfegh's Eileen was downtrodden, depraved and desperate well, let's just say you ain't seen nothing yet.The characters in Moshfegh's short stories are wretched and invariably lonely, even (perhaps especially) when they are not alone. They haunt shabby apartments and dirty restaurants. They're ugly on either the inside or outside, or both. If they have a job, they probably hate it. If they have a partner, they probably hate them. If they do ex [...]

    9. Darri on said:

      How can anybody find the hubris to write short stories knowing that Ottessa Moshfegh's are a thousand times smarter, more transgressive, more alive, and more fun to read than yours? Even the "worst" story in this collection has a bloody, erratically-beating heart that makes all other works of contemporary short fiction look pasty and feeble. The best stories in this collection reassure me that fiction still has the power to be simultaneously relevant and transcendent, ruthless and tender, hilari [...]

    10. Book Riot Community on said:

      Moshfegh’s collection of stories is a stupendous study in developing irredeemable characters. She seamlessly utilizes the first person point of view, taking on the voice of people on the fringe of likability and decency. Yet, what makes these stories truly refreshing and excellent is that Moshfegh nails the complexities of human flaw. They are brief windows into emotional and psychological spaces, captivating in their social intrigue and private moments of inhibition. As the title suggests, Ho [...]

    11. Jessica Sullivan on said:

      This is one of the rare cases where I prefer a writer's short stories to her full-length novel. As much as I enjoyed Eileen (Moshfegh's 2015 novel), I thought that the actual plot paled in comparison to her superb character development and grim, nasty prose.Homesick for Another World gives Moshfegh the opportunity to make her characters the true focal point, without the expectation of a long, cohesive plot. It's like reading about a dozen Eileens in small doses.Moshfegh's characters are isolated [...]

    12. Lark Benobi on said:

      My grammy used to say something to me that I never understood, and still don't: "A fool returns to his folly like a dog to its vomit." (By the power of the internet I have just now discovered that my grammy was quoting Proverbs.)Anyway, that is exactly the sentence that came into my head, when I tried to write here about what it was like for me to read these stories.

    13. Kevin on said:

      One of the things that attracts me most to Moshfegh's work is how grimy, how gross, her characters and settings can be--just like real life! I highly respect how she just GOES THERE. Not every story is like that (The Beach Boy feels like an Alice Munro story) but there's a weird darkness throughout. I loved the tension of A Dark and Winding Road, the uncomfortable humor of No Place For Good People, the angry loneliness of Slumming, and the fucked-up vagueness of The Surrogate. I think I'll prett [...]

    14. Conor on said:

      Welp, I've gone and binged on Ottessa Moshfegh (last syllable rhymes with "leg," I found out when googling around for her Twitter handle, which she obviously is too cool to have). I've come away very pleased and this has been evidenced by my eagerness to evangelize for her to everyone I meet. Really, this is kind of a questionable practice, because the books and short stories are pretty weird. I guess I trust anyone who is interested in contemporary literature to at least keep an open mind about [...]

    15. Melanie on said:

      I don't really know what to say. Most of the stories had a beginning, and a middle but then just stopped. I am not a huge fan of short stories but I guess I like them to have some sort of ending. I feel each story had one thing in common which was a main character who was lonely or sad or kind of pathetic. Several of them made me wince. Just an ok read for me. I do want to read her novel Eileen!

    16. Jim on said:

      I can't figure out Ottessa Moshfegh. I loved McGlue, loathed Eileen, and I don't know how I feel about Homesick for Another World. The word I keep coming back to describe this book is perverse. I don't mean that the content is overly sexual or depraved (although I suspect some might find it so). I mean there's something deliberately off about these stories, the way they give the appearance to have been crafted so that they work against reader's expectations. Unlikable characters, flat arcs, abru [...]

    17. Asa Wilder on said:

      "Even when we are angry, there is too much love to pretend to think that what we know to be true is only a made-up story. That's the cruel way of all those silly people: they tell you that what you believe is just some silly story. That's why I hate it here. Everybody thinks that I am crazy."I loved this.hot internet screed alert!I think anti-"PC culture" arguments are almost always bullshit. It usually seems to be knee-jerk defensiveness from people who just want to be able to spout fucked-up, [...]

    18. David Stringer on said:

      These are a collection of fictional short stories written by an award winning and highly rated author! Admittedly the front cover showing an old fashioned American 50's style looking UFO caught my eye and piqued my interest. 'Homesick for Another World'. But this was possibly my mistake, expecting sci-fi style short stories which isn't the case, which is not a problem as I like all genre's, just this is what I was kind of expecting. Instead I walked blindly into short stories about modern day li [...]

    19. Rachel on said:

      nothing really happens in any of these stories but I love moshfegh's dark humor and acute observations about the human experience and honestly just wanna hang out with her and bitchalso the fact that so many reviewers were so disgusted by some of the descriptions (lots of body talk) in this book makes me think maybe I'm more of a freak than I realized lol w/efavorite stories were 'slumming' and 'dancing in the moonlight'

    20. Leo Robertson on said:

      A wild new-ish author appears.She uses: ORIGINAL TALENTIT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!!!!!Actual review like next week I guess xD

    21. Book of the Month on said:

      THE AGONY AND THE EMPATHYBy Judge Isaac FitzgeraldThough I try to fight it, at heart I’m a New England prude. So by all rights Ottessa Moshfegh’s writing should make me deeply uncomfortable: In her story collection Homesick for Another World, Moshfegh writes of seedy loners and proud creeps, giving us brilliant insight into the inner lives of some seriously unpleasant people.And uncomfortable it did make me, but 1) honestly, that’s a good thing, and 2) the other feeling I experienced along [...]

    22. flannery on said:

      I think this is the only contemporary fiction I've read set in the world in which I live, that is to say, one filled with junk food, Diet Coke, guys who think planet earth is actually the Matrix, people who ride the bus, party drugs, GI problems, halfway homes, Hooters, tabloid magazines and idiotic small talk. These stories are short, muscular, misanthropic, and very, very funny. I love Ottessa Moshfegh b/c she doesn't ask to be liked, I never felt manipulated, there are no kids in this book wh [...]

    23. Bruno on said:

      Maaan, that's what I'm talking about! Savage! This is the real deal. This is the good stuff. Raw, morbid, disgusting, bare, perverted, disturbing and alive. She doesn't sugarcoat it, that's for sure. Every single one of these stories pulled me in right from the beginning. Honestly, it just doesn't get any better than this for me. Fantastic. Also, this interview! She just doesn't give a shit. That's why her fiction is so brilliant. Roll on, June. I need to read McGlue.

    24. Patty Cottrell on said:

      There's an elegance to Ottessa's writing that feels timeless & traditional. The content itself is really dark. My favorite story is "A Dark and Winding Road", but every story in this collection is elegant, brutal, and dark. No one gets what they want, or maybe they do get what they want, & it turns out to be shit.

    25. Bert on said:

      So, Ottessa Moshfegh likes to write about losers. In a way, i kinda wish she didn't enjoy it so much, because it is one of those alt. young writers tropes that tries to score cool or authenticity points off being gross and writing about picking spots and doing crystal meth, and she doesn't need to do that, she's a really good writer and it doesn't feel brave or fresh anymore like it would've 20 years ago. The other point i have, and i know it doesn't sound like i enjoyed this collection much and [...]

    26. Jaclyn Crupi on said:

      This collection is like reading 14 short Eileens. Moshfegh is all about character and her approach is particularly well suited to short story form. So much for us weirdos to love here!

    27. Sarah on said:

      There were about 2 stories that stood out more than the others but the rest didn’t do much for me. The stories felt incredibly repetitive by the time I neared the end and many of them had unsatisfying endings or no ending to really speak of. Given how many people have given this collection 4 of 5 stars I feel like I am either not intelligent enough to get these (if there is some deeper meaning to it all) or I just missed the point. Quite a few (if not all) of the stories here can be described [...]

    28. James on said:

      I loved this. It's not so much that the stories themselves are especially memorable, although some are, but that she creates these fantastic narrative voices and moods. Basically, she made me realize that so much fiction that I read is written in a pretty standard voice: a kinda melancholy, lyrical narrative voice, obsessing over the past and healing/integration, trying basically to do the right thing, etc etc. How readers of literary fiction probably imagine themselves, in other words. Moshfegh [...]

    29. Lauren on said:

      Very strong collection from Ottessa Moshfegh who wrote one of my favorites from last year (Eileen). Her characters are gross, rude, often idiotic and well, it's hard not to love reading their stories anyway. There are 14 stories contained within 300 pages, which made for a perfect distribution with each story about 20 pages long. I like my short stories short! My favorite was "Bettering Myself," the opening tale.

    30. Brandon on said:

      This is the best story collection I've read in a long time. My favorites are "A Dark and Winding Road," "Slumming," "Bettering Myself," and the last story, "A Better Place," which is disturbing to say the least, and will stay with you for a long time after you finish reading it. Fantastic.

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