Death in Her Hands Summary
Ottessa Moshfegh

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Death in Her Hands Overview

Ottessa Moshfegh's novel Death in Her Hands is subversive mystery told from the first person point of view of 72-year-old Vesta Gul. After discovering a mysterious note in the woods reporting the murder of a young girl named Magda, Vesta becomes obsessed with discovering what actually happened. When Vesta has trouble discovering the truth of Magda's death, she begins inventing her story instead. The narrative blurs the lines between real and imagined realms, exploring themes of isolation, loneliness, and overcoming one's past.

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