Top positive review
An original, varied collection of short fiction
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
In this fine first collection of stories, Moshfegh presents readers with a variety of damaged protagonists who invite our analysis. Some stories are in the vein of Flannery O'Connor, yet Moshfegh is perhaps a bit more subtle in her characterizations; she allows her characters' behavior to expose inner drives, conflicts, needs. Many stories have ambiguous endings that demand closer introspection from readers, and it is time well spent. Moshfegh is undoubtedly one of the finest writers we have seen in the last ten years. A highly recommend collection!