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Publisher's Summary

Bloomsbury presents No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood, read by Kristen Sieh. 

The first novel from Patricia Lockwood. 

A Sunday Times, Guardian, Independent, Daily Telegraph, Stylist, Elle, Irish Times, Irish Independent, The Week and Daily Mail highlight for 2021. 

A woman known for her viral social media posts travels the world speaking to her adoring fans, her entire existence overwhelmed by the internet - or what she terms ‘the portal’. 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 increasing absurdity 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.

Irreverent and sincere, poignant and delightfully profane, No One Is Talking About This is at once a love letter to the infinite scroll and a meditation on love, language and human connection from one of the most original voices of our time.

©2021 Patricia Lockwood (P)2021 Penguin Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"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)

"A furiously original novel, alive and unstable." (Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror)

"A formidably gifted writer who can do pretty much anything she pleases." (New York Times Book Review)

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  • 05-04-2021

Writing. Reading. Everything

This is very very very well read. And written. I’m going to listen again. Now

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  • 01-03-2021

Stunning & profound

One of the most thought-provoking and beautiful books I’ve ‘read’ in a long time, with a stunning performance by Kristen Sieh

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