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Ducks, Newburyport

by Lucy Ellmann

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Ducks, Newburyport Synopsis

Latticing one cherry pie after another, an Ohio housewife tries to bridge the gaps between reality and the torrent of meaningless info that is the United States of America. She worries about her children, her dead parents, African elephants, the bedroom rituals of 'happy couples', Weapons of Mass Destruction, and how to hatch an abandoned wood pigeon egg. Is there some trick to surviving survivalists? School shootings? Medical debts? Franks 'n' beans? A scorching indictment of America's barbarity, past and present, and a lament for the way we are sleepwalking into environmental disaster, Ducks, Newburyport is a heresy, a wonder - and a revolution in the novel.

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ISBN: 9781910296967
Publication date: 04/07/2019
Publisher: Galley Beggar Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910296967
Publication date: 4th July 2019
Author: Lucy Ellmann
Publisher: Galley Beggar Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 1020 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Lucy Ellmann

Born in Illinois, Lucy Ellmann was dragged to England as a teenager. Her first novel, Sweet Desserts, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. It was followed by Varying Degrees of Hopelessness, Man or Mango? A Lament, Dot in the Universe and Doctors & Nurses. She now lives in Edinburgh.

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