Death in Her Hands

Death in Her Hands

While on her daily walk with her dog in a secluded woods, a woman comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. "Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body.

Author: Ottessa Moshfegh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781984879363

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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"[An] intricate and unsettling new novel . . . Death in Her Hands is not a murder mystery, nor is it really a story about self-deception or the perils of escapism. Rather, it's a haunting meditation on the nature and meaning of art." -Kevin Power, The New Yorker From one of our most ceaselessly provocative literary talents, a novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds an ominous note on a walk in the woods. While on her daily walk with her dog in a secluded woods, a woman comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground by stones. "Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body." But there is no dead body. Our narrator is deeply shaken; she has no idea what to make of this. She is new to this area, alone after the death of her husband, and she knows no one. Becoming obsessed with solving this mystery, our narrator imagines who Magda was and how she met her fate. With very little to go on, she invents a list of murder suspects and possible motives for the crime. Oddly, her suppositions begin to find correspondences in the real world, and with mounting excitement and dread, the fog of mystery starts to fade into menacing certainty. As her investigation widens, strange dissonances accrue, perhaps associated with the darkness in her own past; we must face the prospect that there is either an innocent explanation for all this or a much more sinister one. A triumphant blend of horror, suspense, and pitch-black comedy, Death in Her Hands asks us to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both reflect the truth and keep us blind to it. Once again, we are in the hands of a narrator whose unreliability is well earned, and the stakes have never been higher.
Categories: Fiction

Death in Her Hands

Death in Her Hands

"Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body." Our narrator is deeply shaken; she has no idea what to make of this.

Author: Ottessa Moshfegh

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 059317190X

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Page: 515

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From one of our most ceaselessly provocative literary talents, a novel of haunting metaphysical suspense about an elderly widow whose life is upturned when she finds a cryptic note on a walk in the woods that ultimately makes her question everything about her new home. While on her normal daily walk with her dog in the nearby forest woods, our protagonist comes across a note, handwritten and carefully pinned to the ground with a frame of stones. "Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn't me. Here is her dead body." Our narrator is deeply shaken; she has no idea what to make of this. She is new to this area, having moved here from her longtime home after the death of her husband, and she knows very few people. And she's a little shaky even on her best days. Her brooding about this note quickly grows into a full-blown obsession, and she begins to devote herself to exploring the possibilities of her conjectures about who this woman was and how she met her fate. Her suppositions begin to find echoes in the real world, and with mounting excitement and dread, the fog of mystery starts to form into a concrete and menacing shape. But as we follow her in her investigation, strange dissonances start to accrue, and our faith in her grip on reality weakens, until finally, just as she is seemingly facing some of the darkness in her own past with her late husband, we are forced to face the prospect that there is either a more innocent explanation for all this or a much more sinister one -- one that strikes much closer to home. A triumphant blend of horror, suspense and pitch-black comedy, Death in Her Hands asks us to consider how the stories we tell ourselves both guide us closer to the truth and keep us at bay from it. Once again, we are in the hands of a narrator whose unreliability is well-earned, only this time the stakes have never been higher.
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A Complete System of Pleading

A Complete System of Pleading

... because the faith , that she has fully administered all and singular the goods and chattels which were of the faid William W. at the time of his death , and which have ever come to the hands of her the said Hannah to be administered ...

Author: John Wentworth

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555006341

Category: Pleading

Page:

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Categories: Pleading

The Earthly Paradise September The death of Paris The land east of the sun and west of the moon October The story of Accontius and Cydippe The man who never laughed again November The story of Rhodope The lovers of Gudrun

The Earthly Paradise  September  The death of Paris  The land east of the sun and west of the moon  October  The story of Accontius and Cydippe  The man who never laughed again  November  The story of Rhodope  The lovers of Gudrun

Round the World's Love , the glorious one , My tale says , many maidens spun , Howso John's eyes beheld them not , And she upon her knees had got Some broidery fair , and whiles her hand Moved by her half - dead will's command Would ...

Author: William Morris

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWKQ5B

Category: Literature, Medieval

Page: 554

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Categories: Literature, Medieval

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi

Gardner , 26 Miss . , 512 , that it is assets on hand at the time of the death of the testator . ... credits , etc. , which were of the estate of the deceased at the time of his death , in her hands to be administered , to the amount of ...

Author: Mississippi. Supreme Court

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0011942208

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

Page:

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Vol. 1 is a reprint of 1834 edition.
Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

The American Magazine

The American Magazine

Upon of an egg - shell , the reason each side of her stands a child , and her hands rest in a of which is seen in ... and prove , without other evidence , hurried to her death by command of her husband , should that the moneyers of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015039718039

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The New Review

The New Review

If once she slew him then she , too , must die and seek her joy in the kingdom that Osiris rules , and there she might find ... Thrusting her hand deep into the chest , she drew forth a casket of dark metal that people deemed unholy ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433081644928

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The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated

The Phrenological Journal and Life Illustrated

Once she stretched child on her lap , the mother explained in forth her hand and her mother gently simple words the ... whenever she jump out and set her clothing on fire , and went to.look at the objects her hands burn her to death ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924057441580

Category: Phrenology

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Categories: Phrenology

Death in a Darkening Mist

Death in a Darkening Mist

He held one of her hands in both of his. He looked stricken, his charcoal eyes reflecting pain and concern. Lane had never seen him look so uncertain. “I just found out my father died,” she said quietly. “I mean, not even recently.

Author: Iona Whishaw

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 9781771511728

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 594

The second instalment in the Lane Winslow mystery series; for fans of the Maisie Dobbs and Bess Crawford series. On a snowy day in December 1946, Lane Winslow—a former British intelligence agent who’s escaped to the rural Canadian community of King’s Cove in pursuit of a tranquil life—is introduced to the local hot springs. While there she overhears nearby patrons speaking Russian. When one of those patrons is found dead in the change room, Lane’s linguistic and intelligence experience is of immeasurable value to the local police force in solving the murder. The investigation points to the Soviet Union, where Stalin’s purges are eliminating enemies, and the reach of Stalin’s agent snakes all the way into a harmless Doukhobor community. Winslow’s complicated relationship with the local police inspector, Darling, is intensified by the perils of the case—and by the discovery of her own father’s death during the war. The case comes to a frantic and shocking end with a perilous nighttime journey along treacherous snow-covered roads. “Iona Whishaw is an exciting addition to Canada’s fine roster of mystery writers. I’m already planning to read [Killer in King’s Cove] again, and this time I’ll read the teaser for Whishaw’s next novel provided at the end. A debut mystery by an author destined for awards.” –Don Graves, Canadian Mystery Reviews blog
Categories: Fiction