The Resource Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh

Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh

Label
Eileen
Title
Eileen
Statement of responsibility
Ottessa Moshfegh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father's carer in his squalid home and her day job as a secretary at the boys' prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a handsome prison guard named Randy, and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father's messes. When the beautiful, charismatic Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at the prison, Eileen is enchanted and unable to resist what appears to be a miraculously budding friendship
Summary
Dreaming of life in the city while caring for her alcoholic father and working in a 1960s boys' prison, a disturbed young woman is manipulated into committing a psychologically charged crime during the holiday season
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Award
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416094
Cataloging source
BT
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Moshfegh, Ottessa
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Prisons
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Prisons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Alcoholics
  • Young women
Target audience
adult
Label
Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780224102551
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Eileen, Ottessa Moshfegh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780224102551
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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