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Eileen

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A lonely young woman working in a boys' prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fiction.

So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was 24 years old then, and had a job that paid 57 dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys. I think of it now as what it really was for all intents and purposes - a prison for boys. I will call it Moorehead. Delvin Moorehead was a terrible landlord I had years later, and so to use his name for such a place feels appropriate. In a week, I would run away from home and never go back. This is the story of how I disappeared.

The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father's caretaker in a home whose squalor is the talk of the neighborhood and a day job as a secretary at the boys' prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a buff prison guard named Randy, and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father's messes.

When the bright, beautiful, and cheery Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at Moorehead, Eileen is enchanted and proves unable to resist what appears at first to be a miraculously budding friendship. In a Hitchcockian twist, her affection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings. Creepy, mesmerizing, and sublimely funny, in the tradition of Shirley Jackson and early Vladimir Nabokov, this powerful debut novel enthralls and shocks, and introduces one of the most original new voices in contemporary literature.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Ottessa Moshfegh's Eileen


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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Eileen
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN: 0-224-10255-9 / 978-0-224-10255-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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October 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Eileen
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN: 1-62899-716-8 / 978-1-62899-716-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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August 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Eileen: A Novel
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN: 1-59420-662-7 / 978-1-59420-662-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Press
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Paperback Editions

1992 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Eileen: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN: 1-78470-146-7 / 978-1-78470-146-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Eileen
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN: 0-14-312875-2 / 978-0-14-312875-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Eileen
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Eileen
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks
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August 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Eileen
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Eileen: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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August 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Eileen: A Novel
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
Publisher: Penguin Books
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