Month: May 2020

Wake Up, Woke People: Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age

Wake Up, Woke People: Kiley Reid’s Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age (2019) is the debut novel of author Kiley Reid. A novel about race, class, and privilege in America, it is a profound take on the effects of self-delusion. Emira, a college graduate in her mid-twenties, begins nannying for the successful Alix, Continue…

A Quarantined Reading of Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation

A Quarantined Reading of Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation

The unnamed protagonist of Ottessa Moshfegh’s second novel should be interesting. After all, her art-industry peers in My Year of Rest and Relaxation are ejaculating onto paintings, keeping murdered dogs in freezers, and jet setting on a dime definitely not earned through their day job. Continue…