Homesick for Another World: Stories

Editorial reviews

The New York Times : ‘Homesick for Another World,’ Food (and Bodily Functions) for Thought (February 14, 2017)

What stays with you, at the end of “Homesick for Another World,” is less the ugliness than the loneliness and the pervasive sense of disappointment and failure.

The Globe and Mail : Ottessa Moshfegh's Homesick for Another World, reviewed: Unflinching, brutally honest stories (February 03, 2017)

Homesick for Another World tends to subvert likeability at every turn, populated as it is by characters who are rash, desperate, ill-advised and self-destructive.

The Rumpus : Homesick for Another World by Otessa Moshfegh (February 01, 2017)

Like Moshfegh’s characters, her readers will find themselves on the outside looking in, through a lens lightly warped or a smudged window slightly cracked.

The A.V. Club - Books : Book Review: Unlikable characters make for remarkable fiction in Homesick For Another World (January 16, 2017)

Amid the collection’s dark tone, Moshfegh imbues an equally dark humor, at times absurd, at others melancholy and bone-dry.

The Guardian : Homesick for Another World by Ottessa Moshfegh review – a bleak collection of toxic short stories (January 15, 2017)

Best in small doses, the collection as a whole leaves you wondering if Moshfegh’s bleak vision is already at risk of congealing into an affectation.

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