No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood audiobook

No One Is Talking About This: A Novel

By Patricia Lockwood
Read by Kristen Sieh

Penguin Audio
4.73 Hours 1
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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER   “A book that reads like a prose poem, at once sublime, profane, intimate, philosophical, witty and, eventually, deeply moving.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice   “Wow. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book. What an inventive and startling writer…I’m so glad I read this. I really think this book is remarkable.” —David Sedaris    From "a formidably gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review), a book that asks: Is there life after the internet? As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. When existential threats--from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness--begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. An avalanche of images, details, and references accumulate to form a landscape that is post-sense, post-irony, post-everything. "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 increasingly absurd antics 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. Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature.

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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

A Good Housekeeping Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

A London Guardian Pick of Most Anticipated 2021 Books

A Parade Magazine Pick of 2021's Most Anticipated Books

A Harper’s Bazaar Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

An Oprah Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Top 10 Most Anticipated Books of 2021

A Vulture.com Pick of Most Anticipated Upcoming Books

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER   “A book that reads like a prose poem, at once sublime, profane, intimate, philosophical, witty and, eventually, deeply moving.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice   “Wow. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book. What an inventive and startling writer…I’m so glad I read this. I really think this book is remarkable.” —David Sedaris    From "a formidably gifted writer" (The New York Times Book Review), a book that asks: Is there life after the internet? As this urgent, genre-defying book opens, a woman who has recently been elevated to prominence for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans. She is overwhelmed by navigating the new language and etiquette of what she terms "the portal," where she grapples with an unshakable conviction that a vast chorus of voices is now dictating her thoughts. When existential threats--from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness--begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. An avalanche of images, details, and references accumulate to form a landscape that is post-sense, post-irony, post-everything. "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 increasingly absurd antics 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. Fragmentary and omniscient, incisive and sincere, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the endless scroll and a profound, modern meditation on love, language, and human connection from a singular voice in American literature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A must-read for all of us social media users.” Good Housekeeping
“Brings the chaos and comedy of social media to print.” Seattle Times
“Wow. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book.” David Sedaris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A fast and furious debut novel about being embedded deep in the digital world.” The Guardian (London)
“[An] attention-grabbing mind-blower which toggles between irony and sincerity, sweetness and blight.” NPR
“Explores the kind of tumult and grief that almost defies language as well as the frightening uniformity of the online herds.” New York Times
“Never has the experience of being Extremely Online been more viscerally rendered than in No One Is Talking About This, Lockwood’s astonishing novel.” Esquire
“An insightful—frequently funny, often devastating—meditation on human existence online and off.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Patricia Lockwood

Author Bio: Patricia Lockwood

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 4.73
Audience: Adult
Language: English