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No One Is Talking About This

Patricia Lockwood

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Praise for
No One is Talking About This

Named a “Most Anticipated Book of 2021” by Harper's BazaarVultureO, the Oprah Magazine, ParadeRefinery29, Good HousekeepingThe GuardianWIRED, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Esquire, AV Club, and more

No One Is Talking About This reaches for the sublime, online and off…Lockwood is a modern word witch, her writing splendid and sordid by turns.” —New York Times Book Review
 
“One of the most interesting writers of the past 10 years…Lockwood’s genius for irony is matched by the radiance of her reverence.” —The Atlantic
 
“Just the kind of book we need…The feeling one gets from reading No One Is Talking About This is that Lockwood has paid attention more closely than perhaps any other human on earth to what it’s like to be alive right now.” —Vanity Fair

“One of the most incisive observers of the spectacle of digital discourse . . . Lockwood is a sharp and often funny social critic. What begins as an ironical story about irony becomes an intimate and moving portrait of love and grief. In this way, a novel that had been toying with the digital surface of modern life finds the tender heart pumping away beneath it all.” —Emily Bobrow, The Wall Street Journal

“Lockwood is sending a bulletin from the future . . . God, is she funny! . . . Lockwood’s conceit is smart, her prose original, hugely entertaining and witty . . . a powerful, paradoxical observation about what digital platforms take from us . . . Lockwood’s own writing takes on new depth and a more focussed, richer beauty as her protagonist gets farther from the portal and deeper into the tangible present . . . Lockwood’s writing grows radiant . . . it is a story, simply, about love, selfless and delighted.” —Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker


“A glowing object that somehow replicates and beautifies the experience of being on the internet…profoundly enjoyable. Lockwood reminds me a lot of Nabokov…in attitude, one of extraordinary receptivity to the gifts, sorrows, and bloopers of existence. What Lockwood lacks in Nabokov’s fastidiousness she makes up for in butt jokes.” —Molly Young, Vulture

“[Lockwood is] a master of startling concision when highlighting the absurdities we’ve grown too lazy to notice . . . It’s a vertiginous experience, gorgeously rendered but utterly devastating. I rattled around the house for days afterwards, shattered but grateful for the reminder that the ephemeral world we’ve constructed online is a shadow compared to the pain and affection we’re blessed to experience in real life.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"[A] furiously original novel.” —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror

“I really admire and love this book. Patricia Lockwood is a completely singular talent and this is her best, funniest, weirdest, most affecting work yet.” —Sally Rooney, author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends

“Witty and at times genuinely moving . . . Lockwood is a phenomenal writer who is a keen observer of the strangeness of online culture and the fragility of the human heart.” —Roxane Gay, author of Not That Bad


“[No One Is Talking About This] it is an arch descendant of Austen’s socio-literary style . . . [Lockwood] writes brilliantly and bitingly—the temptation is just to keep on quoting her.” —Clair Wills, The New York Review of Books

“Never has the experience of being Extremely Online been more viscerally rendered than in No One Is Talking About This, Lockwood’s astonishing novel . . . [that] locates both the profane and the profound in how we live online. No One Is Talking About This will frighten you, implicate you, and scrape your guts out, in the best way possible.” —Esquire

“Deeply felt . . . dazzling, devastatingly funny and sharply observed . . . there’s a visceral sense of the genuine feeling underlying the performance—unironic emotion, raw and unself-conscious . . . the bright tang of joy and grief and hilarity in Lockwood’s writing overwhelms.” —Huffington Post

“Lockwood conveys what the internet does to the human mind better than any other working writer today . . . [She's] an incredibly funny and insightful writer, so I was expecting No One Is Talking About This to be witty and wise. What I wasn’t expecting was how moving it would be. This is a special book.” —WIRED

“[A]stute and studded with metaphors of jolting perfection . . . what feels most original in No One Is Talking About This is Lockwood’s depiction of the shaping pressure of social media on the self . . . frequently radiant . . . the main character doesn’t repudiate the internet, exactly. She travels beyond the edge of something she had once believed was infinite.” —Slate 

“Meta yet relatable and sharp, you will be talking about No One Is Talking About This.” —Marie Claire, "Best Fiction Out in 2021"
 
“No writer captures the heartbreaking absurdity of modern life better.” —Chicago Review of Books

“[G]loriously weird to the bone . . . Patricia Lockwood captures what it means to struggle with your identity and place in the world in a way that’s tender, surreal, and infinitely captivating.” —Apartment Therapy
 
“Patricia Lockwood is the kind of writer that you stop and read immediately whenever she publishes something new . . . Her supreme intelligence and wildly imaginative, offbeat sense of humor always comes to the fore. That is why readers may consider putting in their days off now, as Lockwood publishes her first novel in mid-February.” – AV Club

“[A] perfect cultural artifact for these absurd and upsetting times.” —Thrillist 

“Everyone is bound to be talking about this first novel from Patricia Lockwood.” —Harper’s Bazaar
 
“Genre-bending and entirely original.” —Parade

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Patricia Lockwood

Patricia Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and raised in all the worst cities of the Midwest. She is the author of two poetry collections, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, a New York Times Notable Book, and the memoir Priestdaddy, which was named one of the ten best books of 2017 by The New York Times Book Review. Lockwood's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New YorkerThe New Republic, and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor.