Death in Her Hands

By Ottessa Moshfegh

£8.99

While on her daily walk with her dog in the nearby woods, our protagonist comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground with stones. Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body. Shaky even on her best days, she is also alone, and new to this area, having moved here from her long-time home after the death of her husband, and now deeply alarmed. Her brooding about the note grows quickly into a full-blown obsession, as she explores multiple theories about who Magda was and how she met her fate. Her suppositions begin to find echoes in the real world, and the fog of mystery starts to form into a concrete and menacing shape. But is there either a more innocent explanation for all this, or a much more sinister one – one that strikes closer to home?

In stock

Description

‘This is a story about what might happen when a woman takes charge… A glorious visceral mystery’ The Times

While on her daily walk with her dog in the woods near her home, Vesta comes across a chilling handwritten note. Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body.

Shaky even on her best days, Vesta is also alone, and new to the area, having moved here after the death of her husband. Her brooding about the note grows quickly into a full-blown obsession: who was Magda and how did she meet her fate?

From the Booker-shortlisted author of Eileen comes this razor-sharp, chilling and darkly hilarious novel about the stories we tell ourselves and how we strive to obscure the truth.
__________________________

PRAISE FOR DEATH IN HER HANDS:
‘Routinely hailed as one of the most exciting young American authors working today’ Guardian
‘A new kind of murder mystery’ New Yorker
‘Dark, devious’ Observer
‘A fine line between shocking realism and the absurd’ New Statesman
‘A brilliant off-kilter detective story’ Evening Standard
‘A beautiful novel’ Sunday Times

Additional information

Weight 0.191 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

258

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Death in Her Hands

£8.99

In stock