FROM Ottessa Moshfegh
In Ottessa Moshfegh's new novel, a woman tries to sleep for a whole year to erase her past In the novel “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” the main character is a young woman living in Manhattan. For one year, she wants to sleep as much as possible. She ingests an impressive amount of pharmaceutical drugs. She sets her bills on autopay, quickly feeds herself between periods of sleep, and tries to distance herself from her only friend -- another young woman with psychological problems.
Ottessa Moshfegh: Homesick for Another World (Part II) In the second half of our conversation with Ottessa Moshfegh, the author discusses her discomfort in this world but admits that there is a touch of self-parody in the title of this collection of stories.
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Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?