No One Is Talking About This

By Patricia Lockwood

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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.

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021______________________________________________‘A literary star’ Hadley Freeman, Guardian ‘An intellectual and emotional rollercoaster’ Daily Mail ‘I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book’ David Sedaris‘It moved me to tears’ Elizabeth Day‘Patricia Lockwood is a completely singular talent’ Sally Rooney‘Takes us on a complex journey’ Financial Times‘A formidably gifted writer’ New York Times Book Review______________________________________________This is a story about a life lived in two halves. It’s about what happens when real life collides with the increasing absurdity of a world accessed through a screen. It’s about where we go when existential threats loom, and the high stakes of reality that claim us back.It’s about living in world that contains 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 a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices of our time.

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Weight 0.354 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 2.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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No One Is Talking About This

£14.99

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