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Ducks, Newburyport

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Author: Lucy Ellmann
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WINNER OF THE 2019 GOLDSMITHS PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 BOOKER PRIZE
NEW YORKER BEST BOOK OF 2019
NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019
TIME MUST-READ BOOK OF 2019
WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE WORK OF FICTION 2019
CHICAGO TRIBUNE BEST BOOK OF 2019
GLOBE & MAIL BOOK THAT SHAPED 2019
BOOK RIOT BEST BOOK OF 2019
TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOK OF 2019
TORONTO STAR TOP TEN BOOK OF 2019

Baking a multitude of tartes tatins for local restaurants, an Ohio housewife contemplates her four kids, husband, cats and chickens. Also, America's ignoble past, and her own regrets. She is surrounded by dead lakes, fake facts, Open Carry maniacs, and oodles of online advice about survivalism, veil toss duties, and how to be more like Jane Fonda. But what do you do when you keep stepping on your son's toy tractors, your life depends on stolen land and broken treaties, and nobody helps you when you get a flat tire on the interstate, not even the Abominable Snowman? When are you allowed to start swearing?

With a torrent of consciousness and an intoxicating coziness, Ducks, Newburyport lays out a whole world for you to tramp around in, by turns frightening and funny. A heart-rending indictment of America's barbarity, and a lament for the way we are blundering into environmental disaster, this book is both heresy?and a revolution in the novel.

About the Author

Lucy Ellmann’s first novel, Sweet Desserts, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. It was followed by Varying Degrees of Hopelessness, Man or Mango? A LamentDot in the UniverseDoctors & NursesMimi. Her short stories have appeared in magazines, newspapers and anthologies, and she has written for the New York TimesWashington PostGuardianIndependentIndependent on SundayTimes Literary SupplementTelegraph, New Statesman and SocietySpectatorHeraldScottish Review of BooksTime Out (London), Art Monthly, Thirsty BooksBookforumAeonThe Evergreen, and The Baffler. A screenplay, The Spy Who Caught a Cold, was filmed and broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK. She edits fiction for the Fiction Atelier (fictionatelier.wordpress.com), and abhors standard ways of teaching Creative Writing, which she considers mostly criminal. Though American by birth, she lives in Scotland.

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