My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh


A depressed rich woman takes herself out of the world following a meaningless/meaningful breakup, taking prescription drugs in an attempt to sleep for a year. As she wanders through Manhattan and upstate New York in a blur, she becomes more and more obsessed with her mission and more distant from those around her. I loved this: a well-captured image of depression, the desperation and the loneliness of it all.