Patricia Lockwood No One Is Talking About This

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THE ONLY BOOK SHORTLISTED FOR BOTH THE BOOKER PRIZE AND THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021

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 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. It's a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices of our time.

About the Author

Patricia Lockwood is the author of four books, including the 2021 novel No One Is Talking About This, an international bestseller which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Women's Prize for Fiction, and translated into 20 languages. Her 2017 memoir Priestdaddy won the Thurber Prize for American Humor and was named one of the Guardian's 100 best books of the 21st century. She also has two poetry collections, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (2014) and Balloon Pop Outlaw Black (2012).

Lockwood's work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.

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'I have been in headlong love with Patricia Lockwood's hilarious and subversive mind since her memoir Priestdaddy, but her first novel, No One Is Talking About This, sent me reeling. Everything about this book is testament to her wicked genius'
- Lauren Groff, Red Magazine, Books of the Year 2021

'I finally read No One Is Talking About This after everyone recommending it to me all year, and I'm so, so happy I did. Please, please read this book'
- Lorde

'Lockwood is an incontrovertibly gifted writer. Her sentences are routinely surprising, her voice a startling agglomeration of poetic clarity and hectic comedy'
- Guardian

'Often filthy and irreverent, sometimes extremely funny, and ultimately surprisingly poignant, No One Is Talking About This offers more proof of Lockwood's particular genius'
- Telegraph

'A work that feels intensely relevant to our fractured time . . . Wonderfully intricate'
- Independent

'Lockwood has paid attention more closely than perhaps any other human on earth to what it's like to be alive right now'
- Vanity Fair

'Astonishing . . . No One Is Talking About This will frighten you, implicate you, and scrape your guts out, in the best way possible'
- Esquire

'Lockwood's conceit is smart, her prose original, hugely entertaining and witty . . . It is a story, simply, about love, selfless and delighted'
- New Yorker

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