Death in Her Hands


      Death in Her Hands
A novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds a cryptic note on a walk in the woods that ultimately makes her question everything about her new home While on her normal daily walk with her dog in the forest woods, our protagonist comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground with a frame of stones Her name was Magda Nobody will ever know who killed her It wasn t me Here is her dead body Our narrator is deeply shaken she has no idea what to make of this She is new to area, having moved her from her longtime home after the death of her husband, and she knows very few people And she s a little shaky even on best days Her brooding about this note quickly grows into a full blown obsession, and she begins to devote herself to exploring the possibilities of her conjectures about who this woman was and how she met her fate Her suppositions begin to find echoes in the real world, and with mounting excitement and dread, the fog of mystery starts to form into a concrete and menacing shape But as we follow her in her investigation, strange dissonances start to accrue, and our faith in her grip on reality weakens, until finally, just as she seems be facing some of the darkness in her own past with her late husband, we are forced to face the prospect that there is either a innocent explanation for all this or a much sinister one one that strikes closer to home.A triumphant blend of horror, suspense, and pitch black comedy, Death in Her Hands asks us to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both guide us closer to the truth and keep us at bay from it Once again, we are in the hands of a narrator whose unreliability is well earned, only this time the stakes have never been higher. Free Read Death in Her Hands [ author ] Ottessa Moshfegh [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from New England Her first book, McGlue, a novella, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award She is also the author of the short story collection Homesick for Another World. Her stories have been published in The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Granta, and have earned her a Pushcart Prize, an O Henry Award, the Plimpton Discovery Prize, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Eileen, her first novel, was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN Hemingway Award for debut fiction My Year of Rest and Relaxation, her second novel, was a New York Times bestseller.

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Death in Her Hands
  • Ottessa Moshfegh
  • 16 January 2019
  • 1984879359

10 thoughts on “ Death in Her Hands

  1. says:

    I have to be honest here and admit that I just didn t get this book Ottessa Moshfegh is so insanely talented as a writer but this book was utterly pointless We have a 72 year old woman a widow that lives in almost complete solitude with her dog, Charlie, in a cabin on a lake While out walking she finds a noteHer name was Magda Nobody will ever know who killed her It wasn t me Here is her dead bodyHowever, there is no body and Vesta becomes completely obsessed in solving the mystery I have to be honest here and admit that I just didn t get this book Ottessa Moshfegh is so insanely talented as a writer but this book was utterly pointless We have a 72 year old woman a widow that lives in almost complete solitude with her dog, Charlie, in a cabin on a lake While out walking she finds a noteHer name was Magda Nobody will ever know who killed her It wasn t me Here is her dead bodyHowever, there is no body and Vesta becomes completely obsessed in solving the mystery of Magda She creates a complete back story on Magda, who she is, what she was like, to how her death came to be Going as so far as meeting strangers and giving them roles in her narrative Essentially this is a story being told within a story We all know that Ottessa embraces the oddball, eccentric, and unlikable characters quite well and she shines here with our dear ...

  2. says:

    Ottessa Moshfegh has written a twisted, genre bending detective story Her protagonist Vesta Gul is a 72 year old widow who lives in a remote former girl scout camp with her dog Charlie But mind you, Vesta is no Miss Marple or Jessica Fletcher rather, it becomes very clear early on that there is something psychologically wrong with this lonely female narrator who tells...

  3. says:

    Oh, the terrible wonders of the mindDeath in Her Hands is a dark layered novel that lulls the reader into the crumbling psyche of an incredibly lonely depressed protagonist, desperately trying to free her mind expunge the painful memories that she tries to bury within a labyrinth of half truths alternate history She is a woman powerless over her mind yet dependent on it to conjure a reality she can believe in that she can survive in At length, she reflects on a life Oh, the terrible wonders of the mind Death in Her Hands is a dark layered novel that lulls the reader into the crumbling psyche of an incredibly lonely depressed protagonist, desperately trying to free her mind expunge the painful memories that she tries to bury within a labyrinth of half truths alternate history She is a woman powerless over her mind yet dependent on it to conjure a reality she can believe in ...

  4. says:

    3.5 Initially, I thought Ottessa Moshfegh was toning down her usual style with what seems like a deliberately bland narrative voice Vesta is a widow in her seventies who s recently moved to a lakeside cabin in non specific small town America One morning, while taking her beloved dog Charlie for a walk, she finds a strange note on the ground It reads Her name was Magda Nobody will ever know who killed her It wasn t me Here is her dead body But there is no body While Vesta is 3.5 Initially, I thought Ottessa Moshfegh was toning down her usual style with what seems like a deliberately bland narrative voice Vesta is a widow in her seventies who s recently moved to a lakeside cabin in non specific small town America One morning, while taking her beloved dog Charlie for a walk, she finds a strange note on the ground It reads Her name was Magda Nobody will ever know who killed her It wasn t me Here is her dead body But there is no body While Ves...

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    REVIEW TO COME

  6. says:

    It s a rather dark, damning way to begin a story the pronouncement of a mystery whose investigation is futile Nobody will ever know who killed her The story is over just as it s begun The note certainly didn t promise any happy ending So, what s with the synchronicities between this and Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Both feature a reclusive old woman living in the woods give prime significance to a dog riff on the murder mystery genre use Blake albeit in different waysIt s a rather dark, damning way to begin a story the pronouncement of a mystery whose investigation is futile Nobody will ever know who killed her The story is over just as it s begun The note certainly didn t promise any happy ending So, what s with the synchronicities between this and Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead Both feature a reclusive old woman living in the woods give prime significance to a dog riff on the murder mystery genre use Blake albeit in different ways and tackle the oppressions of living under a patriarchy Theovert engagement with the Catholic church in Drive manifests as teasing hints in Death Magda, Ghod, Vesta vestments , the town where she lives, Bethsmane, a kind of linguistic mash up of Bethlehem and Gethsemane One big difference, though, is that while I didn t get on at all with Drive Your Plow, I loved thi...

  7. says:

    Oy veyI read Eileen years ago and didn t like it, but then I picked up My Year of Rest and Relaxation last year and LOVED it So, I was wary but excited to receive Death in Her Hands as an ARC.I didn t enjoy it, at all It was one long stream of consciousness of an old...

  8. says:

    I was elated to discover we have a new Ottessa novel coming this spring I may have an author crush on her I d read a grocery store list if she wrote it I feel like most of her stories have an essence of other authors Eileen was very Shirley JacksonRest and Relaxation was Chuck PalahniukDeath in Her Hands is a combo of Olga Tokarczuk s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, and the inventive story telling that hearkened from Girl on the Train I could have read another 100 pages if I was elated to discover we have a new Ottessa novel coming this spring I may have an author cru...

  9. says:

    Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a copy of this novel.Ottessa Moshfegh novels all seems quite different to each other and this is no exception While I enjoy Moshfeghs writing style and flew through this book, overall I neither hated it or loved it The novel consists of a rambling stream of consciousness of the unreliable protagonist and her wild imagination I have to admit that I was sort of waiting for this to stop and somethingconcrete to emerge which it didnt quite Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for a copy of this novel.Ottessa Moshfegh novels all seems quite different to each other and this is no exception While I enjoy Moshfegh s writing style and flew through this book, overall I neither hated it or loved it The...

  10. says:

    A meandering, inane plot that goes nowhere, a pet murder, and one of the most unlikable protagonists Ive ever encountered Moshfegh writes SO beautifully that is seems like it should be impossible for any of her work to have such poor results, yet here we are I loved My Year of Rest and Relaxation It made me think Moshfegh could do no wrong Then I read MGlue and wasnt thrilled with it I was hoping that this book would beon par with Rest and Relaxation, but instead found it to be the A meandering, inane plot that goes nowhere, a pet murder, and one of the most unlikable protagonists I ve ever encountered Moshfegh writes SO beautifully that is seems like it should be impossible for any of her work to have such poor results, ye...

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