Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel EILEEN shared to celebrate film release

“So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me.”

The Book Fairies have been sharing copies of Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh to celebrate the new film out TODAY! The film stars Anne Hathaway, Thomasin McKenzie and Marin Ireland it’s a taut psychological thriller based on Ottessa’s novel. Books were left at cinemas all around London, as well as some locations related to the story, such as police stations!

Who was lucky enough to spot a book? Will you be going to see the film?

About the book:

The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop, an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s caretaker in a home whose squalor is the talk of the neighborhood and a day job as a secretary at the boys’ prison, filled with its own quotidian horrors. Consumed by resentment and self-loathing, Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of escaping to the big city. In the meantime, she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting, stalking a buff prison guard named Randy, and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father’s messes. When the bright, beautiful, and cheery Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at Moorehead, Eileen is enchanted and proves unable to resist what appears at first to be a miraculously budding friendship. In a Hitchcock-ian twist, her affection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings.

Eileen film trailer:

Eileen comes out TODAY, Friday 1st December, based on Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel of the same name. You can watch the thrilling trailer below:

What are you waiting for? Book your cinema tickets for Eileen today!

Left at lovely cinemas

We chose some beautiful cinemas at which to leave copies of Eileen today, including The Curzon, Screen on the Green (Everyman), Picturehouse Central, The Garden Cinema and mainstream cinemas including Odeon and Vue. Everyman in Islington kindly shared this pic:

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