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No One Is Talking About This

by Patricia Lockwood

Modern and Contemporary Fiction

No One Is Talking About This Synopsis

A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking to her adoring fans, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet - or what she terms 'the portal'. Are we in hell? the people of the portal ask themselves. Are we all just going to keep doing this until we die?

Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: 'Something has gone wrong,' and 'How soon can you get here?' As real life and its stakes collide with the increasing absurdity of the portal, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both an abundance of proof that there is goodness, empathy and justice in the universe, and a deluge of evidence to the contrary.

Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices of our time.

No One Is Talking About This Press Reviews

A formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases - New York Times Book Review

Reading Patricia Lockwood feels like looking through a kaleidoscope built by a mischievous sorcerer - the world is suddenly rearranged in fragments that are cosmic, wondrous, humiliating, and profane. No One Is Talking About This is a furiously original novel, alive and unstable; the book builds to a reminder of how devastation and connection produce each other, endlessly and surprisingly, both on the internet and in human places that our shared digital consciousness can never reach -- Jia Tolentino

I really admire and love this book. Patricia Lockwood is a completely singular talent and this is her best, funniest, weirdest, most affecting work yet -- Sally Rooney

Glorious. It crackles with energy and life. It's funny, it's hectic, and it will sometimes trip you up with a sudden sense of anger and pain . . . A genuine original - Sunday Times on 'Priestdaddy'

Patricia Lockwood has produced from her peculiar childhood something that is exceptional - exquisitely written, funny, disturbing and freighted with insight, lightly worn - Daily Telegraph on 'Priestdaddy'

Lockwood's prose is cute and dirty and innocent and experienced, Betty Boop in a pas de deux with David Sedaris . . . It is, for sure, like no book I have read - New York Times on 'Priestdaddy'

Funny and anarchic . . . Priestdaddy is a piece of autobiographical writing like no other . . . Naughty, innocent, truthful - The Times on 'Priestdaddy'

One of the most remarkable, hilarious, jaw-droppingly candid and affecting memoirs I have read for some time . . . A combination of manic levity and profound unease, a sense of genuine injustice tethered to a smart-alec whipcrack - Spectator on 'Priestdaddy'

Brilliantly silly . . . A dazzling comic memoir - Guardian on 'Priestdaddy'

One of America's most relevant and funniest writers. Lockwood's humour - conversational, sensitive, mordant - serves as her work's bedrock and signature . . . Priestdaddy will certainly make you laugh out loud. But it will also move you to tears - Playboy on 'Priestdaddy'

Extraordinary - Observer on 'Priestdaddy'

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ISBN: 9781526629760
Publication date: 16/02/2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526629760
Publication date: 16th February 2021
Author: Patricia Lockwood
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Genres: Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
Collections: 2021 Preview - Exciting New Books on the Horizon,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood was born in a trailer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and raised in all the worst cities of the Midwest. She is the author of two poetry collections, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, and the memoir Priestdaddy, which was named one of the ten best books of 2017 by the New York Times Book Review and one of the 100 best books of the 21st century by the Guardian. Lockwood's writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the New Republic and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor. She lives ...

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