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2022 Longlist

No One is Talking About This

ABOUT
THE BOOK

This is a story about a life lived in two halves.

It’s about what happens when real life collides with the world accessed through a screen.

It’s about where we go when existential threats loom and high-stakes reality claims us back.

It’s about living in a 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.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Patricia
Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood is the author of two poetry collections, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, and the memoir Priestdaddy. 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. No One is Talking About This is her debut novel and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021.

Patricia Lockwood is the author of two poetry collections, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, and the memoir Priestdaddy. 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. No One is Talking About This is her debut novel and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize 2021.

NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Lockwood excavates a very human story underneath the layers and layers of irony constructed by the Internet and its memes, ‘showing not telling’ us perhaps humanity is out of touch with what truly matters as it cedes more and more ground to the virtual sphere; despite our best efforts, ‘meatspace’ and the need for sincerity aren’t going away tomorrow.

San Diego Public Library, United States

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
16/02/2021
Country
United States
Original Language
English
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing

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