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An immorality tale: Lapvona, by Ottessa Moshfegh, reviewed

Child molestation, cannibalism and worse feature in this medieval horror story, whose characters richly deserve the grim fates that await them

Ottessa Moshfegh. [Getty Images]

Has there been a better novel this century than Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation? There might not have been. The book was a hit when it came out in 2018 and had a second wind during the pandemic, when readers found themselves ‘resonating’ with its cabin-fever plot.

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