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Death in her hands : a novel / Ottessa Moshfegh.

Moshfegh, Ottessa, (author.).
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  • 7 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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4 current holds with 13 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola FIC MYS MOSHFEGH O (Text) 33118000194723 Adult: New Book Available -
Clinton PL - Clinton MOS (Text) 36806002111217 NEW ITEMS Available -
Fortville-Vernon Twp PL - Fortville FIC MOSHFEGH, O. (Text) 38301000028415 New Books Reshelving -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library FIC MOS (Text) 33187004686552 Fiction (adult) Checked out 07/28/2020
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW MOS (Text) 70743000175589 Adult Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library FIC MOS (Text) 78551000546890 New Books On holds shelf -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library ACQ53604 (Text) NWBRG53604 New Materials On order -
Putnam County Public Library - Main FIC MOS (Text) 30041002341475 New Book Section Available -
Scott County PL - Scottsburg FIC MOS (Text) 35830802024199 Lease Books Checked out 07/24/2020
Spencer Co PL - Rockport Main Library FIC MOS (Text) 70741000161058 Adult Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984879356
  • ISBN: 1984879359
  • Physical Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2020.

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"From one of our most ceaselessly provocative literary talents, 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 nearby 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 this area, having moved here from her longtime home after the death of her husband, and she knows very few people. And she's a little shaky even on her 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 to 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 more innocent explanation for all this or a much more 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Suspense fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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