Author: Lockwood, Patricia
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published on 6 January 2022 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in the United Kingdom.
Paperback | 224 pages
129 x 197 x 19 | 164g
â€˜Patricia Lockwood is the voice of a generationâ€™ Namita Gokhaleâ€˜A masterpieceâ€™ Guardianâ€˜I really admire and love this bookâ€™ Sally Rooney â€˜An intellectual and emotional rollercoasterâ€™ Daily Mail â€˜I canâ€™t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a bookâ€™ David Sedarisâ€˜A rare wonder . . . I was left in bitsâ€™ Douglas Stuart* WINNER OF THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE 2022 ** SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2021 ** SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2021 ** A BBC BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK *This is a story about a life lived in two halves. Itâ€™s about what happens when real life collides with the increasing absurdity of a world accessed through a screen. Itâ€™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.
â€˜An utterly distinctive mixture of depth, dazzling linguistic richness, anarchic wit and raw emotional candourâ€™ Rowan WilliamsA 2021 Book of the Year: Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Telegraph,