Ottessa Moshfegh is out with another book, Death in Her Hands, and we can’t wait to get our hands on it! The book has been originally published on 21st April 2020. Death in Her Hands is a psychological fiction and is mysteriously gripping suspense. The novel is a haunting metaphysical story revolving around an elderly widow.
The life of this widow gets a new mysterious direction when she finds a cryptic note. She was taking a walk in the woods when she finds the note. The note brings a sudden wave in her life. She now has so many questions unanswered about every aspect of her new home.
About the Author
Ottessa Moshfegh is an American novelist and author, born in 1981. She is known for her fiction work and essays. Her first work was her novella, McGlue that was published by Fence Books in 2014. Her most notable work is her novel, Eileen, which was published in August 2015 by Penguin Press. The book won Moshfegh the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. It was also shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and it was also a fiction finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Death in Her Hands is Ottessa Moshfegh’s third novel.
About Death in Her Hands
Death in Her Hands is a pitch-black comedy that is full of suspense and horror. The novel raises a question in our conscience about the stories that we have been telling ourselves for ages. It is these stories, which on the one hand, bring us closer to the truth, and on the other hand, they also keep us away from it. Ottessa Moshfegh has never set the benchmark as high as this.
Our protagonist is new to the area and is out for a walk in the woods with her dog. It is at this time when she finds a note carefully pinned to the ground with stones. The note has the following written on it: “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body.”
She is completely shaken after reading the note, and she does not know what to make of it. She had simply moved to the area after a long time after her husband’s death. In a span of a few days, she becomes obsessed with the note and wants to know all about it. As she moves deeper into the investigation, she is faced with several problems, not just focal to the note, but also about her late husband.