"An Honest Woman"
by Ottessa Moshfegh
Originally published in the October 24, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.

october-24-2016Otttessa Moshfegh’s novel, Eileen, is on this year’s Man Booker Prize shortlist, and we will learn whether it won next Tuesday. I’m sad to say I still haven’t read it, but I’m very interested in getting to know Moshfegh’s work better. She has a collection of stories coming out next January from Penguin entitled Homesick for Another World. I have a copy of it at home, and “An Honest Woman” is part of it. I have heard from those who know her work better that short stories are her real strength (to date), and early reports are that this is a fantastic collection. Glad we have a chance to preview it together!

Please leave any comments you may have about the story or Moshfegh’s work below! I’ll join in when I’m able with my own thoughts.

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