Eileen Summary
Ottessa Moshfegh

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Eileen Overview

Ottessa Moshfegh's Eileen is a literary journey through the inner darkness of the eponymous central character. Set in 1964, in an obscure New England town, the novel deconstructs the ideal of the female and explores the depth of depravity that can reside within one person. Through the twisted mind of Eileen, conventions of familial relationships, power, and the role of the female in society are examined and broken down into new forms.