No One Is Talking About This

Author(s): Patricia Lockwood

General Fiction

Shortlisted - Booker Prize 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.

Matilda Bookshop Review

Written in a fragmented, pointillist style, reminiscent of Jenny Offill's transcendent WeatherNo One..explores a modern life lived, absurdly, online and what happens when reality intercedes. Lockwood's kaleidoscopic style can occasionally seem perversely obscure, but at all times the writing is nothing less than razor-sharp, perceptive and sometimes very, very funny. The second half of the novel, detailing the illness of a close family member, is a moving exploration of the humanity that binds us all. This is at times a challenging read, but one that is deeply and richly rewarding. Gavin


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Shortlisted - Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 Shortlisted - Booker Prize 2021

General Fields

  • : 9781526633835
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.248115
  • : November 2020
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : 813.6
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Patricia Lockwood