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No One Is Talking About This


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.

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‘Patricia Lockwood is the voice of a generation’ Namita Gokhale‘A masterpiece’ Guardian‘I really admire and love this bookSally Rooney ‘An intellectual and emotional rollercoaster’ Daily Mail ‘I can’t remember the last time I laughed so much reading a book’ David Sedaris‘A rare wonder . . . I was left in bits’ 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. It’s about what happens when real life collides with the increasing absurdity of a world accessed through a screen. It’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.______________________________________________An utterly distinctive mixture of depth, dazzling linguistic richness, anarchic wit and raw emotional candour Rowan WilliamsA 2021 Book of the Year: Sunday Times, Guardian, Daily Mail, Telegraph, Evening Standard, The Times, New Statesman, Red, Observer, Independent, Daily Telegraph

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Weight 0.16 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm










1st paperback ed


813.6 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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