Patricia Lockwood No One Is Talking About This

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Shortlisted for the 2021 Women's Prize for Fiction. The first novel from Patricia Lockwood.

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.

About the Author

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 in Savannah, Georgia.

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'Following her acclaimed comic memoir Priestdaddy, a fast and furious debut novel about being embedded deep in the digital world'
- Guardian

'A delightfully weird look at our service to the internet (fitting in a year that gave us the "doomscroll") and human connection and intersection'
- Stylist

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

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

'The first half is a series of unbelievably accurate and funny and insightful takes on what it means to live in the internet of the modern age, and the second half swivels and becomes a kind of personal, family dynamic ... It moved me to tears'
- Elizabeth Day

'Half online, half off, No One Is Talking About This takes us on a complex journey that ends with a simple moral: real life matters more'
- Financial Times

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