Carmichael's Community Book Club

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Our narrator should be happy, shouldn’t she? She’s young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inheritance. But there is a dark and vacuous hole in her heart, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her best friend, Reva. It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong?

My Year of Rest and Relaxation is a powerful answer to that question. Through the story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs designed to heal our heroine from her alienation from this world, Moshfegh shows us how reasonable, even necessary, alienation can be. Both tender and blackly funny, merciless and compassionate, it is a showcase for the gifts of one of our major writers working at the height of her powers.

 

Please join us for a discussion of the book on Tuesday, October 30th at 7PM. As always, copies of the book are for sale at 20% for Community Book Club members.

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780525522119
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Published: Penguin Press - July 10th, 2018

Entertainment Weekly’s #1 Book of 2018

A New York Times Notable Book and Times Critics' Top Books of 2018

The New York Times bestseller.


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