About Her and the Memories That Belong to Her
‘If I were to forget, then it would be the same as it never having existed at all.’
Nothing Ever Happens Here
‘I was broke, and I was a nobody, but I was happy.’ A story from Otessa Moshfegh about a young man moving to Hollywood.
‘I have heard the item girls singing each to each. / I do not think they will sing to me.’
‘Selecting the right kind of a tomato was crucial for the scam to work.’
The Wrong Square
‘Something as fundamental to intelligence as counting was eluding him.’
Her Lousy Shoes
‘On good days, he could believe that that was exactly what he appeared to be: pedestrian, a pedestrian, a walker, walking, going places, on the ups, possessing two healthy feet at least.’
‘Things started going wrong at my ten-year college reunion – or I guess I mean that I realized how wrong they had gone.’
A Double-Income Family
When Mrs Mehra leaves Delhi she retires in one of ‘the vast new satellite townships on the eastern fringes of the metropolis’.