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No One Is Talking About This - Shortlisted for The 2021 Booker Prize

No One Is Talking About This - Shortlisted for The 2021 Booker Prize

by Patricia Lockwood

Publisher Bloomsbury

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION


THE FIRST NOVEL FROM PATRICIA LOCKWOOD

'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, author of Normal People

'A literary star ... Captures better than anything I've ever read what it's like to be online' Hadley Freeman, Guardian

'A furiously original novel, alive and unstable' Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror

A Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, Esquire, Irish Independent, Irish Times, Elle, Independent and Stylist Highlight for 2021

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.

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About the Author

Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood is an American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her 2021 debut novel, No One Is Talking About This, won the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her 2017 memoir Priestdaddy won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Her poetry collections include Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, a 2014 New York Times Notable Book.

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